How To Get A Georgia Motorcycle License
Georgia offers three types of licenses, a Class M license, a Class MP permit, and an M endorsement. Here’s the rundown of what each of these licenses mean:
- A Class M license is an official license to ride a motorcycle in the state of Georgia and proof that an individual has passed each step of the Georgia motorcycle test and evaluation porcess including the road signs test, road rules test, cycle skills test, and vision test.
- A Class MP license is actually a learner’s permit. Permits are available to drivers who are at least 17 years of age and are valid for six months to help a rider gain road experience and come with a number of limitations.
- A Class M endorsement is placed on another type of license to indicate that you are also licensed to drive a motorcycle legally.
In lieu of taking the traditional Motorcycle License application process Georgia also offers the Basic Riders Course (for a fee) which allows graduates to earn a license test waiver allowing them to forego the written and riding portions of the Georgia motorcycle license test. The course includes its own written and riding tests which you must successfully complete to earn your waiver.
Many people choose the Basic Riders Course option as it can be completed after five hours of formal classroom training and 10 hours of riding instruction. For more information, you can visit their website at: https://dds.georgia.gov/motorcycle-basic-riders-course-brc. For the traditional approach to rider training, you can learn more about the Georgia motorcycle safety program offering courses for all levels of motorcycle operators.
If you are licensed to drive a motorcycle in another state you can visit your local DDS location in Georgia to have your M endorsement transferred to your new Georgia license, just be prepared to display the proper paperwork when you arrive. If you have questions, contact your local office using this link.
Georgia Motorcycle License Test Tips
The point of the knowledge test is to ensure you have the necessary knowledge to safely travel Georgia’s roads on a motorcycle. Common questions will cover everything from understanding safety statistics to correct usage of motorcycle gear, to displaying knowledge of how to handle a bike in hazardous situations. As mentioned above, pay close attention to the motorcycle manual, no detail is too small to know during your exam.
The Georgia on-cycle skills tests are conducted at Department of Driver Services (DDS) locations around the state. To find the location nearest you, visit their website directory of locations. Common items covered in the skills test include reviewing your ability to accelerate, brake and turn safely, adjust speed in traffic, and seeing and being seen by fellow motorists.
Information on the Georgia Department of Driver Services
The DDS is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:
To find the office hours and / or location nearest you, please visit:
Additional Georgia Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Georgia motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Georgia Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- DDS Motorcycle Training Locations
- Requirements for Georgia Motorcycle License
- Georgia Drivers License Practice Test
- Georgia CDL Practice Test