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Motorcycle Instruction Permit & Endorsement

 

There are 3 types of riding privileges issued to motorcycle riders:

  • Motorcycle Instruction Permit;
  • Motorcycle Endorsement; or
  • Three Wheel Motorcycle Endorsement.

Who needs a Permit/Endorsement?

You need a motorcycle permit or endorsement if your “bike”:

  • Goes over 30 mph on level ground; or
  • Is over 50 cc.

For more information on specific motorcycle, moped, autocycle, off-road vehicles and their endorsement requirements please see the Motorcycle & Moped Manual.

Motorcycle Instruction Permit

This permit allows you to ride a motorcycle with specific restrictions.

To get your permit, you must:

Restrictions:

  • Must be accompanied by, and under the supervision and visual observation of, a rider on a separate motorcycle who is at least 21 years of age and who has a valid motorcycle endorsement;
  • Operation only during daylight hours; and
  • No passengers.

For more information, see the Motorcycle & Moped Manual.

Motorcycle Endorsement

This endorsement allows you to ride a 2-wheel motorcycle.

To get your endorsement, you must:

  • Pass the rider education course from TEAM OREGON;
    • Basic Rider Training, or BRT, will waive both the DMV knowledge and skills tests; or
    • Intermediate Rider Training, or IRT, and other online courses will only waive the skills tests;
  • Fill out the application;
  • Take the application and TEAM OREGON completion card  to a DMV office;
  • Show proof of your residence address and legal presence/identity;
  • Pass the motorcycle knowledge test (if applicable);
  • Pass a vision test; and
  • Pay the endorsement fee.

Three Wheel Motorcycle Endorsement

This endorsement allows you to ride a 3-wheel motorcycle.

To get your endorsement, you must:

There are no fees for the tests.

The following offices provide 3-wheel motorcycle skills testing:

Who needs a helmet?

Every rider and passenger is required to wear a DOT approved helmet.  It’s the law.


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