Motorcycle Instructional Permit (Class MP)

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Applicants under 17 years of age must successfully complete a certified 30 hour Georgia Driver Training/Driver Education Course. 
  3. Applicants under 17 years of age must successfully complete a certified Georgia Behind the Wheel Program.
  4. Pass Vision Exam.
  5. Pass Motorcycle Knowledge Exam.
  6. Applicants under age 18 are required to have Parent/Guardian, Responsible Adult or Authorized Driver Training Instructor to sign the application for the driver's license. They also have the authority to request the driver's license to be revoked at any time before the applicant’s 18th birthday.

NOTE: Click Responsible Adult for more information.

Documents Required

  1. 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.
  2. Any out-of-state driver's license/permit/ID cards must be surrendered.
  3. If the applicant previously was issued a driver's license/permit/ID card in another state, and that card has been lost or stolen, the applicant must provide a certified copy of his or her driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card. The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days. The DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.
  4. If under age 18 a Download this pdf file.Certificate of School Enrollment (DS-1) must be dated within the last 30 days or High School Diploma or GED, is required.
  5. If under 18 an ADAP or eADAP certificate of completion is required.
  6. If under 18 and if Parent Teen Driving Guide was used to satisfy the 'Behind The Wheel' requirement, the session checklists, signed 40 hour Driving Log, and the Parent/Teen Driving Agreement are required.
  7. All documents must be in English.

FEES and TERMS - Select for Details.


  1. Operate motorcycle in daylight hours only.
  2. No passengers allowed.
  3. May not drive on limited access roadways.
  4. Wear safety equipment as prescribed by law.


  1. It is not mandatory for a Class M applicant to obtain a Class MP instructional permit before taking the Class M exam. However, anyone applying for a Class M driver's license must pass the knowledge exam as well as the skills test before a Class M license can be issued.
  2. Road test reservations are currently available only to those applicants who hold a Class MP.
  3. Test scores are valid for 2 years.
  4. An alternate method that an applicant can acquire a motorcycle license (Class M) is the following :
    1. Complete the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Course and, if successful, presents the 90-day License Test Waiver to a DDS Customer Service Center.
      Complete professional training in the operation of a motorcycle.
    2. Pass the Vision Exam.
    3. Other Fees may be required.
  5. Benefits for taking the Basic Course are:
    1. Learn to operate a motorcycle safely.
    2. Professional in-class and on-cycle training.
    3. Successful completion earns a Class M (motorcycle) license.
    4. Motorcycle and helmet provided.
  6. The introductory/ Basic Course is intended for a new rider with little or no experience. The Cost is $250.00. For details and online registration visit the Motorcycle Safety Program webpage.
  7. Students, under age 18, who successfully complete the Basic Course, earn a 90-day License Test Waiver. However, to obtain a Class M license, the student must be at least 17 years of age BEFORE the 90-day waiver expires and must also comply with the requirements of Joshua's Law.