Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement — if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.
“This is another customer service enhancement that DDS is proud to offer those that serve us,” Mikell said. “Passing a motorcycle safety course administered by the military satisfies our agency safety standards.”
The Regulatory Compliance Division of DDS administers the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP), which offers rider education opportunities for every level of rider, promotes motorist awareness programs, share the road campaigns, and is focused on highway safety issues affecting Georgia motorcyclists.
To obtain the testing waiver, military members/dependents must submit a copy of the military license waiver application, their motorcycle safety course completion card (MSF, Basic Rider Course/Basic Rider Course 2), and their current Georgia driver’s license to the GMSP. A copy of the Military License Waiver Application can be downloaded from the DDS Web site by going to www.dds.ga.gov/docs/forms/MSPMilitaryWaiver.pdf.
Once the GMSP has verified the documentation, a 90-day testing waiver will be mailed to the military member/dependent within five business days, depending on the member's location.
After receiving the waiver, the customer must visit their local DDS Customer Service Center and present the 90-day test waiver within 90 days of the date indicated on the waiver to receive the motorcycle endorsement. Vision test requirements and additional fees may apply.