Guidance

How to get a motorcycle licence

A flowchart of the different ways you can get a full motorcycle licence, including the training and tests you need to take.

Documents

How to get a motorcycle licence

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email gov.uk.publishing@dvsa.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

This flowchart gives step-by-step instructions on the different ways to get a moped or motorcycle licence, depending on your age, what type of licence you already have, and what training you’ve done.

You can read a guide about riding a motorcycle, moped or motor tricycle to find out more about what’s involved.

Published 19 January 2013
Last updated 15 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the rules for getting a full category A motorcycle licence to include the motorcycle having a minimum engine power of at least 50kW and a minimum kerb weight of 180kg, following the rules changing on 31 December 2018.
  2. Updated the flowcharts for subcategory A2 and A licences to make the timescale for passing both modules of the motorcycle test clearer when a full licence has been held for 2 years or more.
  3. Updated the flowcharts for subcategory A2 and A licences to make the timescale for passing both modules of the motorcycle test clearer.
  4. Updated the flowchart to update the requirements for category A2 from 25kW to 35kW to 20kW to 35kW.
  5. First published.