How to Get a Georgia Motorcycle License

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Georgia Motorcycle Permit & License Requirements

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.

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Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program Course

By completing and passing an approved Motorcycle Safety Program, you’ll receive a 90-day motorcycle license test waiver.

You’ll need to bring this to the Georgia DDS to receive your motorcycle license.

Both your written knowledge test and riding skills exam will be completed as part of the course.

The Basic Rider’s Course consists of 5 hours of classroom training and 10 hours of riding instruction.

The in-state fee to enroll in the course is $250.

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.

Restrictions with a Georgia motorcycle permit include:

  • Daylight riding only.
  • No passengers.
  • No freeways or limited access roads.
  • All safety equipment required.

A Class MP learner’s permit is valid for 6 months.

How Much Does a Motorcycle License Cost in Georgia?

The fees for a motorcycle license are as follows:

  • Motorcycle Permit: $10.
  • Motorcycle License: $32.

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.