Driving school bond cost
The Georgia Department of Driver Services requires operators of driver improvement clinics and driver training schools to post $10,000 surety bonds. Surety Bonds offers these bonds at various prices depending on each applicant’s individual credit report.
This bond is subject to underwriting, but our surety experts work hard to get all applicants approved for the best rates possible regardless of financial credentials.
Why this bond
Georgia driver training school bonds and driver improvement clinic bonds ensure that principals (driver program operators) conduct business according to all laws of the state. Driver improvement clinics must operate in accordance with all provisions of Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 40-5-80, while driver training schools must operate in accordance with all provisions of Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 43-13-1.
If the principal fails to comply with these terms and a valid claim is made against the bond, the bond protects students who entered into a contract with the driving program from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out to settle the claim.
Driving school bond details
As long as the principal complies with all rules and regulations of the law and the surety bond contract, driver training school and driver improvement clinic surety bonds in Georgia run continuously and in full force unless otherwise canceled.
The principal’s full name and the physical address of the driver training school or the driver improvement clinic are required on the bond form in order to be accepted.
Become a driver training school
Steps to become a licensed driver training school in Georgia include, but are not limited to:
- Sign the Statement of Completion and include it with the application
- Undergo a fingerprint-based background check
- Submit a notarized Consent for Background Investigation form
- Submit 1 photograph taken within 30 days of the filing date
- Submit the $25 application fee
- Submit proof of a $10,000 surety bond for each school location
- Submit proof of fire code inspection
Complete licensing information can be accessed from the Additional information section of this page.
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