What are Pennsylvania’s motorcycle license requirements?

You must have a motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle in Pennsylvania. To obtain a motorcycle license in Pennsylvania, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass a motorcycle knowledge test and apply for a Class M (motorcycle) learner’s permit. An operator with a permit may ride during the daylight hours and only while under the instruction and supervision of an individual who holds a Class M license, except for a rider licensed to operate another class of vehicle
  • If you are under 18, you must have your permit for at least six months and have 65 hours of supervised riding before taking your skills test.
  • Enroll in a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) education course.
  • Pass the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s motorcycle road exam.