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How to get a Florida Motorcycle License

Florida Motorcycle License
  • Florida Motorcycle License Guidelines
  • How to Prepare for the Written Exam
  • Required ID and Paperwork

Florida DMV Motorcycle License Rules

Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? We'll walk you through the steps to get your Florida motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.

You'll need to be familiar with the Florida Driver's Manual. Think you know the material?
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First Time Motorcycle Riders

If you wish to operate any two or three wheel motorcycle, whose engine is more than 50 cc, you are required to have a motorcycle endorsement on your driver license or a motorcycle-only license. What are the requirements to obtain a motorcycle endorsement?

Motorcycle Also License

All persons requesting a motorcycle endorsement:

  • Must hold a Class E license or higher or meet the requirements for a Class E license.
  • Must complete a motorcycle safety course, Basic Rider Course (BRC) Or
  • Provide an out-of-state license with a motorcycle endorsement (except Alabama).

Motorcycle Only License:

Under 18:

  • Must hold a Learner's License at least 12 months prior to the issuance of a Class E Motorcycle Only license.
  • Must provide completion of an approved motorcycle safety course.

Over 18:

  • Pass the vision, road sign and road rule examinations or hold a current Learner's License.
  • Must provide completion of an approved motorcycle safety course.

Age Limitations: No one under 16 years of age may legally operate or be licensed to operate any of the following two or three-wheel motor vehicles in Florida roads, streets or highways: motorcycles, mopeds, motor-driven cycles, motorized scooters or electric helper-motor bicycles as defined in s. 316.003(2) F.S.

Florida Motorcycle Safety Course: Only State of Florida approved "Course Sponsors" can provide the Motorcycle Safety Course. To find the approved providers closest to you click here.

Prepare for the Motorcycle License Written Test

The Florida 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 exam, some states require you to wait until at least until the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

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 Florida motorcycle practice test today!

Required Paperwork

Before you head to the Florida DMV Office, make sure you have the following required documents to get your motorcycle license. Examples include:

  • Birth certificate issued in any state
  • Drivers license or instruction permit issued in another state
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID card (active duty, retired, reserve)
  • Florida ID card
  • Social Security Number, if issued,
  • Documents from a court of record
  • Marriage certificate
  • Parental Consent Form, which must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner or notarized if parent or guardian will not be present.

On the Road

Once your licensing requirements have been met, a Class M endorsement will be added to your driver's license or you will receive a "Motorcycle Only" license. 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.

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