Acceptance of Documentation from Military Programs

The Regulatory Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Driver Services is pleased to announce a new regulation impacting motorcyclists. This regulation (375-7-.09) will allow any active/former military service members and their dependents who present documentation of successfully completing a motorcycle training course offered by the United States Department of Defense or a Branch of the United States Military to be eligible for issuance of a Georgia Class M driver’s license. The new rule becomes effective on July 1, 2014.

The military member or dependent will not be subject to taking a knowledge test or skills test as if he/she had completed a class offered by the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program and/or recognized private sites.

Military members and dependents will be eligible to obtain a 90 day license waiver by submitting the following documents to the Motorcycle Safety Program:

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Basic Rider Course/Basic Rider Course 2 completion cards
  • A copy of their current driver’s license

Once the documentation has been verified, a 90 day license waiver will be mailed to the military member/dependent. After receiving the waiver the military member/dependent must visit their local Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center within 90 days to obtain their Class M license.

The Regulatory Compliance Division’s staff is able to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding this new procedure. We may be reached by phone at 770-918- 6201 or by email at mspinfo@ms.dds.ga.gov