Serving the community since 1984
Marietta Community School
30/6 Driving Instruction

30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel
(Full Certificate provided)

The Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education Program is licensed by the Department of Driver Services (License # DE 120) and supported by course fees.

Course, registration, and policy information

Classroom information
This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction and meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 33-9-42) The classroom portion is intended to teach students in small groups with one instructor. The students should have strong attention, behavior, and test taking skills. The fee for the course is $385 and covers both the classroom and behind the wheel portions.

In order to maintain the high quality and consistency of instruction, absences are not permitted. If a student misses a class or any portion of a class he/she will be dropped from the class roll at that point and may enroll in a future course as space allows. Please be careful to enroll in a session that you know your teen can complete without absences.

Upon successful completion of classroom and driving portions of the course, the student will receive a full certificate of completion and an Alcohol/Drug Awareness Program Certificate (ADAP).

Behind the wheel information
All Driver’s Education cars are equipped with an instructor side brake and meet the requirements of the GA Department of Driver Services.

The behind the wheel instruction in this course is intended for students who have strong attention and intact sensory acuity.

Behind-the-Wheel instruction is one-on-one instruction that occurs on the road in an MCDE DDS-approved vehicle. Students, with a permit number on file, are assigned in order based on their 30-hour class completion date and GA Driver’s Permit issue date. Once assigned, a driving instructor will contact the student's parent to schedule the 3 2-hour driving sessions.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of student attendance during the months of June and July, students may experience longer wait times relating to the scheduling and completion of the 6-hour Behind-the-Wheel driving instruction.

Our office must have the student’s permit number and date of issue before the student can be assigned to a driver’s education instructor for their 6 hours of behind the wheel driving. If that information was not completed on the registration form please email the permit number and issue date to our office at de_registrar@mariettacobbdriverseducation.com. The student will not be assigned until we receive this information.

Driving appointments meet at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy located at 340 Aviation Road. Map and Directions. Bartow County driving appointments meet at the former Cass High School at 739 Grassdale Rd., Cartersville GA. Map and Directions

Cancelled driving appointments result in lost instructional hours and delay the assignment of the remaining students. Driving appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $40 rescheduling fee. Policies

Registration Information

COURSE FEE ONLY $385

30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel
(Full Certificate provided)

Methods of Payment (We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards, Checks, Money Orders, and Cash)

  1. Register Online! View each course schedule and follow the prompts.
  2. Register by fax! Print out the registration form and fax it to 770-429-3178 complete with credit card information. Forms are available in Adobe Acrobat Format*
  3. Register by mail! Print out the registration form and mail it to the Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education office along with your check or credit card information. Forms are available in Adobe Acrobat format*.

If your first choice class is full, the student will be placed in the second choice and placed on the waiting list for the first choice. You will be notified by phone or email if your second choice is full.

*Note: You must have the free Adobe Acrobat reader to print the contract/registration form. Click the button below to download Adobe Acrobat or contact our office for a faxed or mailed copy of the form.

Policy Information

  • Refunds are not given after the start of the class
  • All schedule change requests must be made in writing and mailed, faxed or delivered to the office.
  • Parents are required to attend the first hour of the first class.
  • In order to maintain the quality of the instruction, absences are not permitted. If a student misses a class or any portion of a class, he/she will be dropped from the class and may re-enroll in a future course as space allows.
  • Students must have a valid Georgia permit or license to begin the 6 hour driving portion of the class.
  • Cancelled driving appointments result in lost instructional time and delay the assignment of the remaining students. Driving appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $40 rescheduling fee.
  • Student must have permit with them during all driving sessions. If student arrives to a driving session without their permit, the student will be turned away and will incur a $40 rescheduling fee.


Classroom Instruction for Marietta/Cobb Driver's Education Program
30 hours of classroom instruction
is offered at high school locations.
Individual, behind-the-wheel training at Marietta/Cobb Driver's Education Program
Students learn parallel parking.
Car maintenance is part of the classroom instruction
Minor car maintenance is discussed in classroom instruction.
Classroom instruction can include special speakers
Special speakers and guests are sometimes
part of the classroom instruction.