Motorcycle drivers who are 21 years old or older
- Must complete a California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) or pass a motorcycle driving test at a local DMV office.
- Present your California driver license or I.D.
- Complete a DL 44 form.
- Pay the $33 application fee.
- Pass the vision test.
- Pass the written test.
What age can you get a motorcycle license in California?
The State of California requires drivers to be at least 15-1/2 years old to get their permit and 16 years old to get a motorcycle license. That means, you must drive with a permit for at least six months before you are eligible for your motorcycle license.
Can you get a motorcycle license at 16?
If under 18, you’re usually required to first get a motorcycle permit, which you can obtain by: Being at least 15–16 years old (exact age depends on state) Completing a drivers education course, including traffic laws and signs exam (often not necessary if you already have a drivers license)
What does it take to get a motorcycle license in California?
When you’re under 18 you can apply for a motorcycle license which requires you to pass a vision test, written traffic laws test and you must complete the motorcycle basic rider course approved by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and provide a Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training (DL 389).
Can I ride a motorcycle with a car license?
Motorists with a full car driving licence may ride a motorcycle (up to 125cc) without passing a test or obtaining a special licence. US motorcycle tests are mostly superficial and in most states there’s no restriction on the size of bike a rider can ride after passing his test. No test is necessary for moped riders.
Can I ride a motorcycle with just a permit?
Learner’s motorcycle permit holders are not allowed to have passengers and are only allowed to ride from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset. To obtain a newly licensed license, the applicant must have a learner motorcycle license, and pass an advanced skills test.
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