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Motorcycle licence: A2 (intermediate power motorcycle)

Verified 01 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You wish to drive a motorcycle with a power not exceeding 35 kW: titleContent ? You must have permit A2. To pass the A2 permit, you must have 18 years or more. You can enrol in the exam via a self-study (or by yourself on the website of theTWO: titleContent). You must succeed motorcycle code and practical test driving. A certificate is issued to you in case of success. This certificate permits driving 4 months waiting to receive your licence.

The A2 permits the following vehicles:

  • Motorcycle (with or without side-car) with a power not exceeding 35 kW: titleContent (47.5 hch: titleContent), with a power/weight ratio less than or equal to 0,2 kW: titleContent/kg
  • Motorcycle covered by category A1

Warning  

the maximum power of the motorcycle shall not exceed 70 kW: titleContent (95 hch: titleContent) equal to twice the bridged power at 35 kW: titleContent.

Age

You must have at least 18 years.

Own ASSR or ASR

If you're under 21 and it's the firstmother class of licence you are issuing, you must hold the 2nd level road safety certificate (ASSR2) or road safety certificate (ASR).

In case of loss or theft of these certificates, you can make a statement on honour.

Citizenship - Citizenship

You are French

If you are under the age of 25, you must be in compliance with the defence and citizenship day (JDC).

You are European

If you are a national of Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco or the European Economic Area (EEA), you must have your personal and/or professional ties for at least 6 months in France.

You're foreigners

You must have lived in France for at least 6 months and have a valid residence permit.

Health status

If you have a health problem, you have to pass a medical check before applying for a driving licence.

Through a car school

Upon your request, your school will take care of your registration for the permit exam.

However, you must activate the account created on your behalf on theTWO: titleContent.

You receive an email to activate the account.

One harmonised prefectural registration number (HLN) is assigned to you when registering for the exam.

Your school needs the following documents for your registration:

  • For 1re application for a permit, if you are a french national, 17 years of age or older, but not older than 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual certificate of exemption
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)
On your own

You can choose to register for the permit yourself.

One harmonised prefectural registration number (HLN) is assigned to you when registering for the exam.

The online service is accessible with FranceConnect or identifiers TWO: titleContent.

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Prepare the following documents in a scanned version:

  • For 1re application for a permit, if you are a french national, 17 years of age or older, but not older than 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual certificate of exemption
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

Driver's licence: online application for a NEPH number

You must pass successfully theoretical test (ETM or motorcycle code).

You can register in a car school or as a free candidate.

The TA-M addresses the rules of the movement and driving of a motorcycle and the correct behaviour of the driver.

You must respond to 40 questions multiple choice.

To succeed with the TA-M, you must have 35 or more correct answers.

You retain the benefit of the TA-M for 5 practical tests for up to 5 years.

You exempted from the TA-M, up to 5 practical tests, if you meet the following 2 conditions:

  • You have a French driver's licence or a licence European
  • You have been granted a motorcycle licence for up to 5 years

Training

The practical test shall include 2 Phases ::

  • an out-of-circulation (HC) qualifying test,
  • a circulating test (CIR).

The duration of the training is 20 hours minimum, including 8 hours on the runway and 12 hours on the road.

However, if you have permit A1, the duration of the training shall be 15 hours minimum, including 5 hours on the runway and 10 hours on the road.

Auto-school must offer you a standard contract for the teaching of driving.

This contract shall specify in particular programme and course of training, price training and administrative services, obligations of each means of payment.

Mandatory equipment

The following equipment is required to pass the practical test:

  • Certified Headset
  • Approved gloves
  • Long sleeve jacket or jacket
  • Pants or combination
  • Boots or high shoes

Accompanying

Attendants are required for the duration of the tests.

Out of circulation test (HC)

The HC test lasts 10 minutes (12 minutes of the 1to August 2020 to December 31, 2022 inclusive).

The HC test allows to check the level of knowledge and know-how related to your motorcycle (sense of balance, use of controls, techniques of inclination, avoidance, braking...).

The HC test consists of a sequence of 6 manoeuvres ::

  • 3 low-speed motorcycle control manoeuvres, including one without engine assistance
  • 3 manoeuvres of motorcycle control with higher speed

You must have passed the HC test to pass the CIR test.

You retain the benefit of this HC test for 5 CIR tests during 3 years following the HC pass date, provided that the theoretical test is validated (code).

Running Test (CIR)

The CIR test lasts 40 minutes (36 minutes of the 1to August 2020 to December 31, 2022 inclusive).

It allows you to verify that you have acquired the knowledge and behaviours necessary to move safely, without hindering, without surprises and without being surprised.

To be accepted to the CIR test, you must obtain at least 21 points and do not make any eliminatory errors.

Please note

registration on RdvPermit allows book online his appointment for the practical examination driver's licence in the following departments ::

Ain (01), Aisne (02), Allier (03), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Hautes-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritimes (06), Ardèche (07), Ariège (09), Aude (11), Aveyron (12), Bouches-du - Rhône (13), Calvados (14), Cantal (15), Charente (16), Charente-Maritime (17), Cher (18), Corrèze (19), Côtes-d'Armour (22), Creuse (23), Dordogne (24), Drôme (26 ), Eure (27), Eure-et-Loir (28), Finistère (29), Gard (30), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Gironde (33), Hérault (34), Ille-et-Vilaine (35), Indre (36), Indre et-Loire (37), Isère (38), Landes (40), Loir-et-Cher (41), Loire (42), Haute-Loire (43), Loire-Atlantique (44), Loiret (45), Lot (46), Lot-et-Garonne (47), Lozère (48), Maine-et-Loire (49), Manche (50), Mayenne (53), Morbihan (56), Nord (59), Oise (60), Orne (61), Pas-de-Calais (62), Puy-de-Dôme (63), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (6 4), Hautes-Pyrénées (65), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Rhône (69), Sarthe (72), Savoie (73), Haute-Savoie (74), Paris (75), Seine-Maritime (76), Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (7 8), Deux-Sèvres (79), Somme (80), Tarn (81), Tarn-et-Garonne (82), Var (83), Vaucluse (84), Vendée (85), Vienna (86), Haute-Vienne (87), Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Val-de-Marne (94) and Val-d'Oise (95), La Réunion (974), Mayotte (Mayotte) 976).

RdvPermit: Book a place online for the practical driving test

After the practical test, the inspector does not communicate the result orally to you.

You must view online results on the Road Safety website 48 hours after the exam.

If the result is favourable, download your driving licence examination certificate (ECC).

This certificate, together with an identity document, serves as a driving licence for 4 months from the day of the examination.

In case of control of the police, you can present the CEPC paper version or directly on a smartphone or tablet.

The CEPC does not allow driving abroad.

Results of driving licence

FYI  

if you fail a driving test, you cannot take the next test before 2 days (date to date).

To obtain your A2 permit, the process is different if it is your 1mother obtaining a driver's licence or adding a category.

First Permit

Ask your school whether it is taking care of your driving licence or whether it is up to you to ask for it.

If you make the request yourself, it is done online on the website of theTWO: titleContent.

The online service is accessible with FranceConnect or with your ANTS IDs, in French only.

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

You need the following documents in a scanned version:

  • For 1re application for a permit, if you are a french national, 17 years of age or older, but not older than 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual certificate of exemption
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

Steps to follow ::

1/ Sign in or create an account TWO: titleContent

2/ Click on "New request"

3/ Choose the reason for your application "I request the production of a driving licence"

3/ Complete the entries and add the requested supporting documents

4/ Confirm approach

Online application for a driving licence following passing an examination

You can follow the production and sending of your driving licence online.

The online service is accessible via FranceConnect or with your ID TWO: titleContent , in French only

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Once connected to your space TWO: titleContent, you view your request in the dashboard.

Driver's licence: keep track of the progress of your application to drive

Shipping driver's licence is Expert Letter

This is a secure shipment, with hand-over against signature.

  • The address that you specify during the online procedure must be the fullest possible
    (building number, flat number, mailbox number, floor, corridor, staircase, "resident",...)
  • Your mailbox shall submit first name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when passing the factor, you must go to the Post Office in 15 days with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter.

If you could not go to the Post Office within 15 days, you have nothing to do.

Your permit will be sent to you.

In other cases, contactTWO: titleContent via the contact form:

Who shall I contact

Please note

if it's your 1to driver's licence, it is probationary permit. You must sign "A" on the back of your vehicle

Adding Category A2 to your licence

If you already have a driver's licence, you must add category A2 on your licence.

The rates charged by the motorcycle schools are free.

The price of an A2 licence depends on the price charged by your establishment.

Registration to the motorcycle code (ETM) costs €30.

If the code fails, you must repay this amount.

The validity of a driving licence (driving licence) format credit card is 15 years.

At the end of this period, renewal is a simple administrative process: there is no driving test or medical check to pass.

However, the period of validity of the title may be reduced for health reasons.

The effective date the title shall be indicated at front, line 4b.

The date of validity of certificate should not be confused with the validity of your licence categories.

Thus, even if your licence is valid for only 15 years, your licence category remains valid for life (except individual restrictions).

The dates on which the categories licences shall be back of the permit columns 10 and 11.

Decrypt driver's licence

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The infographic explains the information on the driver's licence:

Front of the driving licence:

1. Name of holder

2. First name of the holder

3. Date and place of birth of holder

4a. Date of issue of title

4b. Title End Date

4c Issuing Authority

5. Title number

7. Signature of the holder

9. Categories of licences

Unnumbered legend: symbol and name of the State which issued the driving licence

Back of permit:

9. Categories of licences

10. Date of 1re issuance of each class of licence

11. End date of each licence category

12. Restrictive codes. For example: 01.01 for glasses

Unnumbered Legend: Folder Number (NEPH Number)