How to get an Idaho Motorcycle License
- Idaho Motorcycle License Guidelines
- How to Prepare for the Written Exam
- Required ID and Paperwork
Idaho DMV Motorcycle License Rules
Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? We'll walk you through the steps to get your Idaho motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.
You'll need to be familiar with the Idaho Driver's Manual. Think you know the material?
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First Time Motorcycle Riders
Under Idaho ITD guidelines, anyone who drives a motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or motorcycle instruction permit.
Any person who applies for a motorcycle endorsement after September 1, 1998 will be required to pass both a written knowledge test and motorcycle skills test. Any person under 21 will be required to take a written knowledge test and successfully complete a motorcycle rider-training course. It is a good idea to take this course even if you are over 21.
Like most states, Idaho will waive your skills test and issue you a license if you complete an approved basic motorcycle rider safety course within the year prior to adding the endorsement to your license. 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 without having to take your Idaho road test.
Prepare for the Motorcycle License Written Test
The Idaho 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 Idaho motorcycle practice test today!
Before you head to the Idaho 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)
- Idaho 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. 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.