To operate a motorcycle in Georgia, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Driver Services (DDS). You can apply for a restricted Class MP instructional permit at age 16, and a Class M license at age 17. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped (with an engine over 50cc) on public roads.
To receive a Class MP permit, you must apply, submit your required documentation, comply with the requirements of Joshua's Law (if you are 16), pass the vision screening and motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. Minors will also need to submit a completed Form DS-1. To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening, which is waived if you passed it for another license within the last 12 months, pass the knowledge exam and motorcycle rider skills test, and pay the fees. Minors must also submit a Responsible Adult Affidavit and Form DS-1. Motorcycle license tests can be waived if you successfully complete a Basic Rider Course.
Tests are scheduled through the DDS. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 20 questions about road rules and 20 questions about road signs. You must answer 15 questions correctly on each part to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.