Driver License Division - Motorcycle Endorsement Information
There are two ways a motorcycle rider can obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license:
- one way is to go into a driver license office that administers motorcycle tests nearest your home;
- complete a driver license application;
- bring the required documents for a duplicate or renewal Utah driver license (because you are adding an endorsement to your driver license you will need to obtain a new driver license and this would be a duplicate if your current license does not expire within the next 6 months, or a renewal if your license does expire within the next 6 months);
- complete an eye exam;
- pass a 25 question written test; and
- once the written test is successfully completed, you will receive a motorcycle learner permit. This permit will allow you to operate your car and any size motorcycle.
- another way to obtain your motorcycle endorsement is to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Beginning Rider Course (BRC). Utah has four schools that teach the beginning rider course (see phone numbers below.)
For the first two months of the permit you will be restricted to riding a motorcycle with:
- NO PASSENGERS;
- NO RIDING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.; and
- NO RIDING ON HIGHWAYS POSTED MORE THAN 60 MILES AN HOUR.
There are no restrictions to your permit for the third through six months.
Any time you feel you are ready to take the riding skills test you may call the office where you received your permit and make an appointment to take the riding skills test. You will be permitted to bring your motorcycle to the office with your permit. If you successfully complete the riding skills test you will be finished and in three to four weeks you will receive your permanent license in the mail.
- if you test on a motorcycle/scooter 90 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 90 cc or less.
- if you test on a motorcycle/scooter 249 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 249 cc or less.
- if you test on a motorcycle/scooter 649 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 649 cc or less.
- if you test on a motorcycle/scooter larger than 650 cc, you will not be restricted, you will be authorized to ride any size motorcycle/scooter.
The Utah Motorcyclist Association teaches in Ogden, Salt Lake, Taylorsville and Murray High Schools, and in Provo. Salt Lake Community College teaches at the Redwood and South Jordan Campuses. College of Eastern Utah teaches at Price, Vernal, and Moab. Dixie College teaches in St. George.
This course is a 15 hour course; ten of the hours are spent on the motorcycle. The schools provide motorcycles and helmets. After successful completion of the course, you will be given a completion card that you can take to the driver license office and they will waive the riding skills test (you must still take the eye exam and 25 question written test). The schools use 150 cc and 250 cc motorcycles, so if you take the course on one of those motorcycles you will be restricted to the size of motorcycle you test on. If you want to ride motorcycles larger than what you tested on with the school, you can re-test with the school or with driver license.
Those schools also provide an Experienced Rider Course (ERC). This course is 5 hours long and if you have recent motorcycle riding experience and have over 2000 miles on your motorcycle, you may take the ERC and ask to be tested on your own motorcycle and if you successfully complete the ERC test, you will receive a riding skills test waiver card that you can take to the driver license office. You must show your completion card (BRC) or (ERC) to the driver license office within six months of course completion to receive the riding skills test waiver.
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Motorcycle Schools (Call for fees and information:)
- Dixie College
225 South 700 East
St. George Utah 84770
- Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah
- USU/CEU or Utah State University/College of Eastern Utah
Classes also taught in Vernal and Moab
- Utah Motorcyclist Association
(801) 394-6564 or 1-888-743-3881
Classes taught at Taylorsville and Murray High Schools, Ogden, and Provo.
Motorcycle Skill Test:
Below are drawings of the six parts of the motorcycle skill test. Applicants must complete to obtain a motorcycle endorsement.
NOTE: Due to space availability at some Driver License offices, the test may be adjusted in some areas.
TWO WHEELED MOTORCYCLE TESTING
|Turn from a stop
|Quick Stop||Obstacle Stop|
THREE WHEELED MOTORCYCLE TESTING
Turn from a stop
|Quick Stop||Obstacle Swerve|