To apply for a motorcycle license in Texas, you will need to:

  • Visit your local Texas DPS office.
  • Fill out an application for a Texas motorcycle license and submit proof of your identity.
  • Pass the Texas motorcycle knowledge test.
  • Pass the riding skills test or an approved motorcycle safety course.
  • Pay the $16 endorsement fee or $25 Class M only fee.

Continue reading this article to get more information about Texas motorcycle license.

Texas Motorcycle License for Age 18 and Over

If you are at least 18 years old applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement, you will need to:

  • Provide proof of identity.
  • Verify that you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Provide proofs of residency.
  • Provide your Social Security number.
  • Provide proof of Texas vehicle registration.
  • Provide proof of motorcycle liability insurance.
  • Provide documents showing that you had completed the Texas Motorcycle Safety Foundation motorcycle safety course.
  • Complete the necessary license application forms.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Pass the written, driving and vision examinations.
  • Your application must include your thumbprints and photograph.

Applying for a Motorcycle License if you are under 18

If you at younger than 18 years old but older than 15 years old, you must go through the following steps when applying for a Texas motorcycle license:

  • Provide proof of identity.
  • Verify that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent residence).
  • Provide proofs of residency.
  • Provide your Social Security number.
  • Submit your driver education completion certificate (DE-964 Classroom).
  • Provide documents showing that you had completed the Texas Motorcycle Safety Foundation motorcycle safety course.
  • Present either a letter from your school administrator or a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form. If you
  • choose to submit the letter, it must contain the same information as the Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE)
  • Form.
  • Obtain a parental or legal guardian authorization signature. If you completed the Parent Taught Driver Education course, you
  • must be accompanied by your parent or guardian to sign your application.
  • Proof of Texas motorcycle registration.
  • Proof of a motorcycle liability insurance.
  • Complete the required application forms.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Pass the written, driving and vision exams.
  • Your application must include your thumbprints and photograph.

At this age, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles that are less than 250 cc. Immediately after you turn 16, the restriction will be dropped. If you are preparing for a road test, you must present yourself, the motorcycle, a licensed motorcycle driver and a following vehicle.

Getting Professional Training

The state encourages all potential motorcycle riders to enroll in various professional motorcycle riding and safety courses. These courses equip riders with knowledge on how to avoid obstacles. They also teach riders some street and safety strategies during difficult traffic situations. For more information on these courses, get in touch with the Texas Motorcycle Safety Unit.