How to Apply for a Georgia Motorcycle License


To apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in Georgia, you’ll need to:

  • Visit the Georgia DDS office.
  • Complete an application.
  • Provide proof of your identification, residency, and legal presence.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the required application and testing fees.
  • Pass the motorcycle written knowledge exam and the motorcycle road skills test OR complete an approved motorcycle safety training course.

You must be at least 17 years old to receive a Class M motorcycle license.

Please visit for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Get a Georgia Motorcycle Learner’s Permit

If you are at least 16 years old, you can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit which will allow you to practice your riding skills and complete a Basic Rider Course before you turn 17 years old.

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to Georgia


If you’ve recently moved to Georgia, you can transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement. You’ll need to do so within 30 days. To do so:

  • Visit your local DDS office.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete the application and provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pass the Georgia motorcycle written exam.

If your out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement is valid you typically will not need to pass a road test or complete another motorcycle safety course.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, be sure to come back to to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in Georgia.


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