Motorcycle License Check List

To obtain a motorcycle license if you are under age 18 you must:

Be 16 years of age.

Have had your permit for six months.

Provide proof of driver education/driver training completion.

Provide a completion certificate from the motorcycle rider training course.

To obtain a motorcycle license if you are 18 or older you must:

Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44). To obtain this form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.

Pay the application fee.

Pass a vision examination.

Study for and pass the written test.

Give a thumb print.

Have your picture taken

If you do not have a California driver license, you will also need to:

Present an acceptable birth date/legal presence document.

Provide your social security number.

Provide your true full name.

If you are under 21, you must provide a completion certificate from the motorcycle rider training course.

If you are over 21, you may complete and provide the completion certificate from the motorcycle rider training course OR schedule an Appointment(s) at DMV to take the motorcycle driving test.

Additional information regarding a motorcycle driver license.