Georgia Driver’s Education Program

  • May be taken by Teens or Adults

  • Meets Joshua's Law Requirements

  • Georgia DDS APPROVED #106

  • Private Behind The Wheel Lessons

  • Classroom offered on Zoom or In-Person

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Barber's Driving School is licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Barber’s is a national award-winning locally owned private driver training school.

After 59 years of research and development and with proven techniques, Barber's has engineered the art of collision prevention. We take a holistic approach to driver training, which includes training in all seven dimensions: Legal Knowledge, Mental Skills, Physical Skills, Communication Skills, Social Skills, Financial Awareness, and Planning Skills.

Let Barber's teach you to drive safely and test you for your Georgia Driver's License.

Barber's administers over 1200 adult and teen road tests every year.  You can pass!

The 30 hours of classroom may be taken on Zoom or In-Person.

2022 Driver's Education Classroom Schedule

AVAILABLE DATESDAYS OF WEEKTIME
December 27-30 Tuesday-Friday9am-5:30pm
January 14,15,21,22 Sat., Sun., Sat., Sun.9am-5:30pm
January 28,29 & February 4, 5 Sat., Sun., Sat., Sun.9am-5:30pm
February 18,19,25,26 Sat., Sun., Sat., Sun.9am-5:30pm
March 4, 11, 18, 25 4 Saturdays Only9am-5:30pm
MCSD SPRING BREAK April 1-4 Saturday-Tuesday9am-5:30pm
MCSD SPRING BREAK April 5-8 Wednesday-Saturday9am-5:30pm
April 22 - May 13 4 Saturdays Only9am-5:30pm
May 31- June 3 Wednesday-Saturday9am-5:30pm

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TEENS (Classroom Required by Joshua's Law)

You may take the classroom portion at the age of 14, the behind the wheel portion at the age 15. No learner’s permit is required to start the class, regardless of the student’s age.

Barber’s 30/6 Teen Driver Education Program satisfies Joshua’s Law. The basic course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of private (BTW) Behind The Wheel lessons. After the completion of the basic Teen Driver Education 30/6 Course, a Barber’s Driving School Tester can administer the student’s Georgia Road Test for their Class D or C Georgia Driver’s License when he or she is eligible.

The classroom is 30 hours long and held over a 4 day period from 9am-5:30pm with a lunch break from 12:30-1:30.  The classroom may be completed in-person or on zoom.

All (BTW) Behind The Wheel lessons are scheduled by you, through DriveScout, in 3 hour sessions.   After registering the student you will receive a “Welcome to DriveScout” email.  It will contain your username and password to log in.  Please schedule these lessons ASAP as we stay booked up.  You can schedule now for future lessons.  Do not wait until you are ready, because the present times will not be available.  Barber’s will pick up the student and drop off anywhere in Muscogee County and Ft. Benning for the BTW lessons.

After you schedule the driving lessons, call Barber’s to schedule the Road Test.  This can be scheduled in advance but must be set up for when the student has held their permit for 1 year and 1 day.  On test day, you will bring the student to Barber’s and we will test them in our car, on our course and with our instructor.  You will still need to take the paperwork to the Georgia DDS to have the license issued.  You will need your ADAP and ATTENDANCE form from your high school.  Request these forms two weeks before you plan on taking your road test.

With an insurance savings of 10%-20% per year, most parents will save close to the full basic

driver education program tuition the first couple of years their teenager is added to their policy.

ADULTS (Classroom not required - Your Option)

It’s never too late to learn to drive! Our adult students can range from 18- 100 years old. No matter how old you are, if you can pass the physical, mental and vision requirements to obtain an Alabama or Georgia Driver’s License, we can teach you to drive.

At Barber’s Driving School, you do not need a Learner’s Permit or any experience to start. We have friendly, courteous, and skillfully trained instructors who will make learning to drive a simple and fun experience. Barber’s is licensed in both Alabama and Georgia to conduct driver education courses.

Each year, Barber’s teaches hundreds of adults of all ages to drive safely and helps them to earn their Georgia or Alabama Driver’s License. We offer free pick up and drop off for your behind-the-wheel training in Muscogee County; however, you must provide your own transportation for classroom training, if you chose a combination classroom and behind the wheel package.

Adults can take the full program, which includes the 30 hours

classroom training, or just (BTW) Behind The Wheel lessons.

(BTW) Behind The Wheel Lessons

Barber’s trains 7 days a week (BTW) Behind The Wheel from 8:00am until 8:00pm.  All Behind The Wheel lessons are private with you and the instructor.  Barber’s uses our late-model, fully insured, dual-brake controlled Toyota Corollas.

Behind The Wheel packages start with a minimum of 2 hours and go up in 2-hour increments: the more hours you purchase, the better the price.  Most beginners need on average 8-12 hours.  This heavily depends on whether you have someone to let you practice at home or not.

If you are already driving and only need help with a specific vehicle maneuver like parking, driving on interstate highways, backing, etc., you may purchase as few as 2 hours.

All driving times are by appointment in 2, 3, 4 or even 6-hour sessions.

All (BTW) Behind The Wheel lessons are scheduled by you, through DriveScout, in 3 hour sessions.   After registering the student you will receive a “Welcome to DriveScout” email.  It will contain your username and password to log in.  Please schedule these lessons ASAP as we stay booked up.  You can schedule now for future lessons.  Do not wait until you are ready, because the present times will not be available.  Barber’s will pick up the student and drop off anywhere in Muscogee County and Ft. Benning for the BTW lessons.

Google Reviews

Kris Montazem
Kris Montazem
08:34 06 Dec 22
I had an issue come up from my past which presented me with a unique set of challenges due to looming timeline, logistics (where the infraction occurred), I live in another state and governmental agencies not sharing information, some of which are now defunct 20-plus years later.I did a Google search and Barber’s Driving School in Columbus, Georgia was the first one that came up as being DDS Certified which offered Zoom classes. I am so glad I found them to take the required classes. Not only were they professional and highly organized in their structure and platform. I had the immense pleasure of being part of a class that was taught by Mr. Andre Tarver. He was engaging, very immersive and taught in an inclusive, non-judgmental fashion. He was so real, and I felt a deep connection to his teaching method. A great teacher!! He related to everyone’s stories and passed on his wisdom. He had a great teaching method.If you ever have the unfortunate luck to have to attend a mandatory risk reduction class I recommend the Barber Driving school, and if you’re fortunate enough you might be assigned Mr. Tarver as your instructor.I came out of the class with a better understanding of myself, my habits and how to live better by making more low risk choices!Thank you to Barber’s and Mr. Tarver!!
Jumarus 1093
Jumarus 1093
04:06 06 Dec 22
Had gotten arrested for a DUI and needed to go to classes. I was dreading having to sit in classes for hours about how “drinking was bad” and so on. Barbers driving school allowed me to use zoom video calling to complete my 20 required hours with Andre. I wish I could give more than just 5 stars just because Andre made the class very productive but also made it his goal to listen and understand his class very well. He did not judge a single one of us and helped encourage and guide us in the right paths on doing better on not making mistakes like we’ve made again. Thank you Andre and Barbers driving school!
James Melson
James Melson
04:03 06 Dec 22
It helped me to learn a lot about myself and a lot of helpful information. Great teacher I like the way he teach.
Super Spud
Super Spud
01:40 06 Dec 22
The class was really informative itself, as well as Andre, the instructor, was very straightforward & made it bareable to sit in a classroom setting for my 20 hrs.
PT HoPPeR4
PT HoPPeR4
23:40 03 Dec 22
My instructor was amazing I feel like I got a lot of lession for the driver improvement today
Daisy Sweatman
Daisy Sweatman
22:58 03 Dec 22
I had to do a zoom meeting and my instructor was so nice and helpful, I couldn’t of asked for a better class then hers. I highly recommend taking her class, she teaches so much about driving that most of us would of never thought of. Her name is Celia Brooks. One of the best teachers and mentors out there!! Without her I wouldn’t of made a 100 on the test nor get the certificate I needed. So I really do appreciate everything she’s done and it was a best 6 hours of teaching.
Trevor Dunn
Trevor Dunn
02:51 02 Dec 22
Ms. Love was great at teaching. I learned how to be a better driver and take the extra precautions that I ignored before
vincent knapp
vincent knapp
02:49 02 Dec 22
Mrs. love was awesome! made it very easy to learn and stay engaged.
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas
22:47 01 Dec 22
Mr. Andre was a fantastic instructor who made this experience much more relaxed than a similar class I attended previously, at another location. His teaching method kept everyone engaged throughout the class and allowed students to share about their experiences without judgement.
Jeff Swanner
Jeff Swanner
22:46 01 Dec 22
Mr. Andre Tarver was a phenomenal instructor and made sure you were learning the material. Was very receptive to questions and made the course engaging and fun. Highly recommend this driving school for DUI classes.
Helena Hill
Helena Hill
22:44 01 Dec 22
Steven Shattuck
Steven Shattuck
22:39 01 Dec 22
Just finished my class and thanks to Mr. Andre Tarver the whole class passed he was a great teacher and made the time go by fast.
Piggy Productions
Piggy Productions
18:56 30 Nov 22
Mr. Green was a wonderful teacher! He made our son feel very comfortable and confident in his driving. He gave great tips and the way he taught our son to parallel park was terrific:). Very easy process to schedule classes and sessions as well.
Jamal Liverpool
Jamal Liverpool
22:20 23 Nov 22
The instructor for my class, Andre Tarver, was helpful, knowledgeable, and a class act! Thank you!
Alex Gomez
Alex Gomez
22:18 23 Nov 22
Andre is the best instructor out there, even better than most of my colleges professors.
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