Motorcycle License

  • Basic Requirements

    • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.

    • Pass a Motorcycle Skills Test. There are two methods:
      • Complete a Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Course and, if successful, present the 90-day License Test Waiver to a DDS Customer Service Center.
      • Take the Motorcycle Riders Skills Test at a DDS Customer Service Center. 
     
  • Plan Ahead

    All Customers visiting a center must fill out the required License/ID/Permit form and schedule an appointment. Once submitted, the form is valid for 60 days.

     
  • At your visit

    Be prepared to:

    • Bring the required documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • Pass a Knowledge Exam. (if applicable)

    • Pass a Vision Exam.

    • Take a Photo.
    • Take the Motorcycle Skills Test:
      • See below for taking the test at a Customer Service Center (CSC)
      • See Motorcycle License Test Waiver for the 90-day motorcycle waiver that exempts you from both the written and skills testing. You must bring the waiver to the center with you.
    • Pay the license fee.  See Fees and Terms for more information.
     
  • Motorcycle Skills Test at a Customer Service Center

    The Rider Skills Test (RST) is used for both two-wheeled (RST-2W) and three-wheeled vehicles (RST-3W).

    • Both tests consist of four riding evaluations that measure your control of the motorcycle and your hazard-response skills. The final two exercises involve speeds of about 15 miles per hour. Please see the Georgia Motorcycle Operator's Manual for more details about each evaluation.
    • You will be scored on time/distance standards as well as path violations. The test can be ended early for point accumulation, committing an unsafe act, or failure to understand or follow instructions.
    • When you report for your test, you should have:

      • An approved helmet and protective goggles.
      • For safety, it is suggested to wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and sturdy footwear.
      • You must furnish a street-legal motorcycle for the test and pass a safety inspection of the motorcycle by the driver’s license examiner before the riding test is given.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • You have the right to cancel the test at any time. Inform the examiner that you do not wish to continue the test. The examiner will explain the conditions for taking the test later.

    • The examiner also has the right to stop the test if you:
      1. Fail to demonstrate basic control skills;
      2. Accumulate more than the maximum number of penalty points allowed;
      3. Commit any unsafe act;
      4. Fail to understand or follow directions;
      5. Fall or drop the motorcycle.
    • If any of these instances occur, the test will be discontinued.
    • Finally, all testing can be suspended due to inclement weather, equipment failure, or other circumstances beyond the control of you or the examiner.

     
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