Motorcycle License

Georgia Motorcycle License

So you just purchased a new motorcycle? Looking into the transition from four wheels to two wheels will require you few things to learn before applying for a motorcycle driver’s license or seeking an endorsement in Georgia. To begin with, select from the options below so we could get started.

1. Online application and Checklist download

2. By mail, if applicable

In order to get a license under this category, applicants must:


  • be at least 17 years old
  • pass the Knowledge Exam
  • pass the vision examinations
  • pass the relevant Road Skills Test


How to obtain an Instructional Permit for motorcycles?


In order to get a permit under this category, applicants must:


  • be at least 16 years old
  • complete a 30-hour Georgia Driver Training/Driver Education Course
  • pass a certified Georgia Behind the Wheel Program
  • pass the Knowledge Exam
  • pass the vision examinations


There are 2 alternative ways of obtaining a motorcycle license (Class M). Applicants just have to follow these instructions:


  1. Complete the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Course.
  2. Submit the the 90-day License Test Waiver to a DDS Customer Service Center.



  1. Complete a professional training in the operation of a motorcycle.
  2. Pass the Vision Exam.



What are Mopeds?


In Georgia, a moped is defined as any motor driven cycle with an engine not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters (3.05 cubic inches). These are exempted from the provisions that deal with the registration and licensing of motor vehicles.


Here are the standing rules for driving and operating mopeds on the roads and highways of Georgia:


  • The driver must be 15 years of age. He or she has to possess a valid driver’s license, instructional permit, or limited permit.
  • The driver must wear protective headgear, such as a motorcycle helmet.
  • There is no required tag for mopeds.
  • The driver who operates a moped along a road or highway must follow the same set of  traffic rules that applies to the drivers of motor vehicles.
  • Mopeds may not use limited access highways or other roadways where the minimum speed limit is above 35 mph.




1.  Applicants of all categories must also present a complete English documentation that shows the following details:


  • applicant’s identification
  • applicant’s residential address
  • complete social security number
  • proof of U.S. Citizenship or of lawful presence


Don’t be sad and depressed if you cannot accomplish the above mentioned requirements. There is another way to fulfill your driving desire. Here are the instructions for the alternative way of acquiring a motorcycle license:


1. Complete the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Course

2. Submit the 90-day License Test Waiver to a DDS Customer Service Center

3. Accomplish the Vision Exam

4. Pay the required fees


What are the benefits of taking the Basic Course for motorcycle driving?


  • You will learn earn to operate a motorcycle safely.
  • You will get professional in-class and on-cycle training.
  • You will get a Class M (motorcycle) license after successfully passing the course.
  • You will get a motorcycle and helmet to start your journeys.


What are the skills that you will learn?


  • Effective turning
  • Traffic strategies
  • Braking maneuvers
  • Protective gear


What is Joshua’s Law?


Established in 2007, the Joshua’s Law is a bill that changes the requirements for teen drivers who want to acquire a Class M driver’s license. The bill states that in order to get a Class M driver’s license at age 17, the applicant must:


  • have finished a driver education course approved by the DDS
  • have accomplished a total of at least 40 hours of supervised driving, including at least 6 hours at night

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