Most States driver education program is comprised of two components—a theoretical component and a practical component. The theoretical component consists of a minimum of 30 hours of instruction, which teens can acquire either in a classroom environment or via the web through approved online courses. The practical, or behind-the-wheel component, can be obtained under the supervision of a DMV licensed instructor.
There are two ways to complete each component, resulting in four methods of satisfying the driver education requirements
In the State of GA for example: A “30 and 6” driver education course is the traditional course consisting of at least 30 hours of instruction in a classroom environment and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training conducted by a certified instructor that coaches the student and observes his or her driving performance.