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How to Get a Georgia Motorcycle Permit

How to Get a Georgia Motorcycle Permit

In order to legally operate a motorcycle on the roads of Georgia, you will begin with a motorcycle permit. There are many requirements to get a motorcycle permit in Georgia, and you’ll need to know what to do next to get your full license.

Georgia requires motorcyclists to have permits and licenses to keep them safe on the roads, though accidents still occur. If you are injured riding your motorcycle, reach out to the motorcycle accident attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law right away. 

The Requirements for a Georgia Motorcycle Permit 

To get a Georgia motorcycle permit, you must meet and/or provide the following: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must meet Joshua’s Law Requirements, which are that you complete an approved driver education course through one of four approved methods at a DDS certified driving training school. 
  • Submit the online license/ID/other information needed.
  • Collect the required documents that show your identity, residential address, and US citizenship or other proof of lawful status in the United States 

If you are under the age of 18, your application must also include: 

  • Your ADAP or eADAP certificate of completion 
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • A certificate of completion from the driver education course to meet Joshua’s Law Requirements

When all of these requirements are met, you will be able to get your motorcycle permit and get onto the road with your motorcycle. However, it is important to recognize that a motorcycle permit is not a motorcycle license, and a permit has limitations intended to keep new riders safe.

Motorcycle Permits are More Limited than Motorcycle Licenses 

The purpose of the motorcycle permit is to enable the rider to perfect their motorcycle riding skills, but only under certain conditions. If you have a motorcycle permit, you are not permitted to drive on the highway, operate at night, or carry other passengers on your motorcycle. Your permit is only good for two years and must be renewed thereafter. 

To obtain a motorcycle license, you must have held a motorcycle permit for at least six months and meet a variety of additional requirements, including a safety course or a driving exam. There are a number of resources available to refer to for the full requirements to get a Georgia motorcycle license. It is important that you follow the rules associated with your motorcycle permit to ensure compliance and keep you safe while riding.

Contact an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Help

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation for all the costs associated with your injuries. These include medical bills, lost income, future expenses, and also the pain and suffering you experienced due to your injuries. 

For a review of your rights as a motorcycle accident victim and what compensation you might be entitled to, schedule a consultation with Spaulding Injury Law today.


For over 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.