Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
In Indiana (and I believe California as well) you take a written test (25 multiple choice questions) to get your permit. You must hold it for at least 30 days, and it is good for up to one year. Once it's been held for 30 days you can take the riding test at the DMV to get your license.
Some states do allow you to take the MSF course and have the certification from that serve as your riding test, but I'm not sure where all that is. Your best bet is to contact the DMV and/or local safety riding courses to see for your particular state.
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