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Motorcycle License Check List

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Motorcycle License Check List

Immediate Attention:

You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV started offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.

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.

Pay the application fee.

Pass a vision examination.

Pass a knowledge 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 Identity document.

Present an acceptable residency document, if you have never had a California driver license or California identification card or you are converting to a REAL ID Compliant driver license.

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.

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