Motorcycle Check List
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 permit you must:
Be 15½ years of age (for a permit if you are under age 18).
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.
Include your parents' or guardians' signatures on the DL 44 if you are under 18 years of age.
Provide your social security number, if you have one.
Provide your true full name.
Present acceptable residency documents, if you have never had a California driver license or California identification card.
Submit proof of driver education/driver training completion if you are under age 18.
Pass a knowledge test.
Additional information regarding a motorcycle permit.