Nebraska Motorcycle License is commonly referred to as a Class M license. This type of license is required in order to legally ride a motorcycle on any road within Nebraska.

Motorcycle License Eligibility

To be eligible for a Class M license, you must be at least 17 years old. Also, you must have held the provisional operator’s permit for 1 year or more without receiving more than three points on your Nebraska driving record.

Applying for a Motorcycle License

To apply for a Nebraska Motorcycle License, you will need to visit any DMV office. You will need to take with you:

  • At least 1 document showing proof of identity.
  • At least 2 documents showing proof of Nebraska residence.

The DMV will also require you to:

  • Pass a vision test.
  • Pass knowledge and skill tests. These are usually written tests which you will need to prepare for by studying the Nebraska’s

Motorcycle Operator Manual.

Pay all fees. If you are applying for a driver’s license for the first time, you will need to pay $26.50 fee. If you already have a Nebraska driver license, but you want to apply for a Class M endorsement, you will be charged $7.50 fee. For those with valid CDL, to add a motorcycle endorsement, they will need to pay a $12.50 fee. NOTE: Not all DMV offices within Nebraska offer motorcycle skills testing. If you successfully complete any approved motorcycle safety training course, you will not be required to take motorcycle written and skills tests.

Motorcycle Safety

Operating a motorcycle can be exciting. However, it can also be dangerous. The following are some tips that can help you minimized the risk involved when riding a motorcycle:

  • Wear a helmet and other protective gears. According to the Nebraska law, these protective gears are mandatory to all passengers and drivers of motorcycles.
  • You should only carry authorized passengers. It is illegal if you are found carrying passengers sitting on seats other than the permanent one.
  • Always hold the handlebars using both hands. Any item preventing you from keeping your hands on the handlebars should not be carried. It is illegal carrying them.
  • Get enough education needed by law before riding any motorcycle in Nebraska. Enroll in various motorcycle training programs that offer skills on motorcycle safety.
  • Always carry a Nebraska Motorcycle License, with you when riding your motorcycle on any public roads or highways.