How to get a Connecticut Motorcycle License
- Connecticut Motorcycle License Guidelines
- How to Prepare for the Written Exam
- Required ID and Paperwork
Connecticut DMV Motorcycle License Rules
Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? We'll walk you through the steps to get your Connecticut motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.
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First Time Motorcycle Riders
Under Connecticut DMV guidelines, anyone who drives a motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or motorcycle instruction permit. To obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must first possess a valid Connecticut driver's license.
Applicants must be 16 years of age, have a valid driver's license, pay a testing fee, complete a certificate of parental consent form if under eighteen, pass a vision exam, pass a sixteen question law test, and pay a motorcycle training permit fee. The final step is to pass the motorcycle skills test where you will demonstrate your competency in motorcycle operation.
A change in Connecticut law is that all drivers, regardless of age who wish to operate a motorcycle must complete a motorcycle safety course. These courses last anywhere from two to six weeks and include classroom instruction as well as driver training in a controlled, off-street environment. When you successfully complete this course, you will be eligible for your motorcycle driver's license. Please note that the certificate is valid for 2 years and the knowledge test is still required.
Prepare for the Motorcycle License Written Test
The Connecticut DMV requires that all applicants must pass a written motorcycle knowledge test on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques. If you fail the test(s), the testing fee is not refunded. A re-exam is allowed any day after the initial failure.
All motorcyclists are encouraged to study for this written test so you don't take a chance on standing in line at the DMV Office only to go home empty-handed. Test your motorcycle safety and driving knowledge and take our Connecticut motorcycle practice test today!
Before you head to the Connecticut DMV Office, make sure you have the following required documents to get your motorcycle license. Examples include:
- Motorcycle permit
- Drivers license
- Motorcycle that you will be using for the road test
- Motorcycle registration
- Connecticut Insurance Card for the motorcycle
- Certificate of successful completion of a basic motorcycle training courses
- Certificate of Parental Consent (Form 2-D) if under 18 years of age
On the Road
After successful completion of the road test, you will surrender your current drivers license and motorcycle permit, and will be issued a new license with a motorcycle endorsement (M). There is an additional fee for this. Please note that any person 16 or 17 years of age who has been issued a motorcycle endorsement may not transport any passenger on a motorcycle for the first six months after obtaining the endorsement, three months if 18 years of age or older. Remember... the safe operation of a motorcycle requires practiced skill, knowledge, and a respectful understanding of the limitations imposed by the operator, the machine, and the environment.