So I want to get a CA motorcycle permit because I’ve been interested in riding, but the DMV site seems very vague, it just says to

“Start by calling your local DMV office to make an appointment to apply for your license and take the written motorcycle licensing exam.”

Am I being stupid and it is referring to a permit when it says license?

Also yes I know i have to take a safety course because I’m under 21, my dad is a motorcycle instructor and knows some good places and he’ll be teaching me a lot before I even leave the block.