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How to get a Missouri Motorcycle License

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

Missouri DMV Motorcycle License Rules

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

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

You may apply for a temporary motorcycle instruction permit at 15 ½ years of age (15 years and 182 days). This permit will only be issued if you have successfully completed an approved motorcycle rider training course (MRTC). You must also pass the Class F and Class M written, vision and road sign tests and have the written consent of your parent or legal guardian. Applicant's who are 15 ½ to 18 years of age must also comply with Graduated Driver License eligibility requirements and restrictions.

To earn your license, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-motorcycle skill test. Knowledge test questions are based on information, practices and ideas from the manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. An on-motorcycle skill test will either be conducted in an actual traffic environment or in a controlled, off-street area.

Prepare for the Motorcycle License Written Test

The Missouri 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 Missouri motorcycle practice test today!

Required Paperwork

Before you head to the Missouri 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)
  • Missouri 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.

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