As a Novice you have to get 6 signatures on your license before upgrading to a full license.
The first signature is the ARKS test, therefore you need 5 more from races.
There seems to be 2 differing thoughts on whether you should get rid of your novice license as soon as possible or whether you should continue to race as a novice for, say, the entire first year.
When Riley started karting we knew nothing of the different karts, equipment, clubs, teams, series etc etc. Or where it woud it lead!