Georgia Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License, Permits, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/13/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://dds.georgia.gov.
Operating a Motorcycle in Georgia
To legally operate a motorcycle in Georgia all riders must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain a Georgia Class M motorcycle license (you may also need to obtain Class MP Instructional Permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Georgia
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Georgia state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Georgia is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a Georgia Motorcycle Endorsement
According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a Class M motorcycle license or Class MP Instructional Permit to operate a motorcycle.
Find out how to obtain a Georgia motorcycle license here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Georgia
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Georgia, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Georgia motorcycle license. To find a Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Georgia Motorcycle Insurance Requirements
If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in Georgia. For information about Georgia insurance requirements, visit https://oci.georgia.gov.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Georgia motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in Georgia, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.
Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.
The GA DDS requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Georgia, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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