Pa Motorcycle Safety Program
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How to Obtain Your Motorcycle License
To obtain a Class M (Motorcycle) license, an individual must pass a basic motorcycle knowledge test and apply for a Class M learner’s permit. The learner’s permit allows the applicant to ride only between sunrise and sunset and, except for a rider licensed to operate another class of vehicle, only while under the instruction and supervision of an individual who holds a Class M license. Class M permit holders cannot carry any passengers other than an instructor properly licensed to operate a motorcycle. The permit is valid for 1 year. The cost of the permit is $10.00.
If you are under 18, you must have your permit for at least 6 months and have 65 hours of supervised riding before taking your skills test. In addition, as of Aug. 31, 2012, you must take and successfully complete a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course before you can receive your motorcycle license.
Step 1: Obtain an Application for a Motorcycle Learner’s Permit (DL-5) and the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator’s Manual.
Step 2: You will be given a vision screening test and are required to pass the motorcycle knowledge test. Upon successful completion, you will be given the learner’s permit.
Step 3: Following the receipt of the learner’s permit, you can either schedule your skills test at a local offer Motorcycle Skills Testing on a motorcycle with more than two wheels. Please be sure to review the list of Motorcycle Skills Testing locations for motorcycles with more than two wheels before scheduling your appointment to ensure the location offers testing on this type of vehicle.