Moped and scooter driver's licence

Moped and scooter driver's licence is most often the first driving licence for young people, as the AM category can be obtained from the young age of 14 years. However, drivers who hold the licence to drive vehicles of categories A, B, C1, D1, C or D in Latvia, are also allowed to drive Category AM vehicles without obtaining this specific category. The Category AM licence is usually associated exactly with the vehicle type of moped or scooter, but this category also allows riding quad bikes and scooters with the maximum design speed of up to 45 km/h. 

The Category AM doesn't necessarily need to be acquired at a driver's school. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to obtain this category can also be acquired through individual learning (self-study). However, driving school "Einšteins", realizing the importance for young people to acquire both theoretical and practical skills with professional trainers and instructors for their own safety and the safety of other road users, has developed a special training program for the AM category. This training program prepares future moped or scooter drivers not only to meet the requirements of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD), but also to participate safely in general road traffic.

Driving school "Einšteins" offers an opportunity to learn how to drive a scooter and moped safely under the guidance of experienced instructors throughout the entire Latvia. In addition, the theoretical online training of the AM category provides an opportunity to take a theoretical course from any place convenient. Join the online training according to the schedule set by the driving school, learn practical driving skills from our great instructors and the AM category driver's licence will be in your pocket in one to two months!

Requirements for AM category by CSDD

The acquisition of a Category AM driver's licence is organized in a similar way to the acquisition of a standard driver's licence. First, in order to qualify for category AM, at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) one must pass the theoretical and driving examination. In the theoretical exam or test to be taken at Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD), 20 questions must be answered within 20 minutes, 2 of which are video questions. The test is deemed as passed if the number of incorrect answers does not exceed 2. Secondly, a practical driving exam must be taken and passed – here, the aspiring student's driving skills are tested in performance of special pre-set figures, as well as in general traffic. The driving exam lasts for 25 minutes – and must be taken within the time period from April 1 to October 1. The driving exam must be taken in special equipment: using a helmet, protective gear, clothing and gloves meant for driving a moped or scooter.

Theoretical training for Licence category AM 

  • At the end of theoretical training for Category AM, the student is not required to take the local school exam.
  • After the student has completed theoretical training for Category AM, he or she shall be required to take the theoretical exam at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD).
  • Prior to taking the theoretical exam at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD), one is required to obtain the medical certificate – which, too, can be obtained at the Riga branch of driving school "Einšteins".

Practical training (driving) for Licence category AM 

  • Prior to embarking on the practical (driving) training of Category AM, the student must visit CSDD in order to receive the training driver's licence – the so-called "white" driver's licence.
  • The number of required driving lessons depends on the level of student's practical skills – however, the minimum number of lessons within a training course is 6 lessons (each 45 minutes).
  • The training course and schedule of Category AM driving lessons is planned online on the electronic student platform of the driving school "Einšteins".
  • After mastering driving skills in the field/square of technical figures – and in general road traffic, the moped driving is taken at the CSDD. After it is passed successfully, the moped driver's licence is acquired.
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Frequently asked questions – Licence category AM

Category AM is a driver's licence for a moped or scooter intended for driving two-, three-wheeled, or four-wheeled, motorised vehicles.  

That's right – a driver holding category AM driver's licence is allowed to drive both mopeds and scooters with the maximum engine displacement of 50 cm3 and the maximum speed of 45 km/h.

Driving school "Einšteins" provides both theoretical and practical training in Category AM. 

When acquiring moped driving skills at our driving school, the student is provided with a moped.

Indeed, the student will simply be required to pick an instructor, fill in the application in our online platform and embark on the training process at any convenient time.

In order to acquire moped driver's licence, one must take – and, of course, pass – both the theoretical exam, as well as practical (driving) exam at the CSDD. The CSDD moped license test is taken in person at the CSDD exam reception branches, while the driving test is conducted in road traffic.

Category AM (scooter) driver's licence can be acquired from the early age of 14. An important aspect is that Category AM driver's licence will at a later stage function as training driver's licence (permit to drive a vehicle for training purposes or the so-called "white" driver's licence) when the student will acquire Category B licence.

The price of Category AM driver's licence consists of the costs of both theoretical and practical training. A medical certificate is also required to obtain the moped driver's licence. Use our Licence category AM price calculator to find out the approximate cost of acquiring moped driver's licence!

In order take the Category AM exam at CSDD, the person is required to hold a valid medical certificate. 

In order to embark on the scooter or moped driving lessons, one shall hold the training driver's licence (so-called "white" or learning driver's licence). The learner's driving permit can be obtained at all CSDD exam reception branches.

Negative, acquiring of moped and scooter driver's licence will not require a valid first aid certificate.

When attempting to pass the Category AM driving exam at the CSDD, the aspiring student needs to demonstrate his or her skills and abilities while driving on common roads among other road users. This is a comparatively recent requirements as previously, in order to acquire Category AM driver's licence, the student was required to pass technical figure examination only.

Remember – safety first! Bearing that in mind, when participating in driving lessons and attempting to take exams, the student shall be required to ensure his or her own equipment – helmet, gloves, clothing and gear suitable for driving a moped (pants and a jacket – in case the latter has no integrated protective cushions, these need to be worn separately, as well as footwear giving good ankle coverage and protection).