You must have a motorcycle “L” endorsement on your current Oklahoma Driver License if you drive any of the following:
You are eligible for a motorcycle “L” endorsement without receiving a permit if you meet both of the following requirements:
If you are 18 and over, but have never held a Driver License, you will have to take the Class D general knowledge test, along with the Motorcycle knowledge test, in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement. Learn more about the Class D general knowledge test in the FAQ section below.
You are eligible for a motorcycle permit if:
Many Service Oklahoma Licensing Office locations provide walk-in services and appointments.
Pass a vision test - During your visit, you will be administered a vision test.
The written and drive tests will be waived if you bring in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion card.
If you have not completed a Motorcycle Safety Foundations course, then you will have to take a written general knowledge test. You can study the motorcycle manual for the written portion of your test here. Your vision and written tests will happen together and only one appointment should be scheduled.
You can schedule an appointment to take your vision, written, and drive tests at an approved Service Oklahoma Exam location. Many Service Oklahoma locations provide walk-in services. However, most have limited walk-in availability. Therefore, we strongly recommend making an appointment online.
If your motorcycle does not have a sufficient windshield, you will have to wear goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1 standards or have a face shield during your motorcycle drive test. Click here to see requirements.
Upon passing your vision, written, and drive tests, you will be given a temporary license that you can use until you receive the new Driver License with an "L" endorsement by mail.
Anyone who is between the ages of 14 and 18 must successfully complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundations course. For more information on approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses, see the FAQ section below.
Please call the approved schools on the list to schedule a time to start your course.
If you have never held a license or permit, you will have to take and pass the Class D general knowledge test before receiving your permit. You can prepare for the test by studying the Oklahoma Driver Manual.
During your visit, you will also be administered a vision test.
Many Service Oklahoma Licensing Office locations provide walk-in services. However, most have limited walk-in availability. Therefore, we strongly recommend making an appointment online.
Additional requirements for under 18 applicants
If you are applying for a motorcycle learner permit and are under 18 years old, you must have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of vision and skills test.
Upon successful completion of the required tests, you will be granted a motorcycle learner permit. You must hold a learner permit for 30 days, before being eligible for a motorcycle endorsement.
If you are under 16 years old, your learner permit will also include the following restrictions:
After holding your learner permit for 30 days, you are eligible to remove your restricted permit and receive a motorcycle endorsement.
You can schedule an appointment to take your skills test at an approved Service Oklahoma driver license test site. Be sure to check that the location provides motorcycle services before scheduling with a location.
The four approved courses are the MSF Basic RiderCourse, MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 – License Waiver, MSF 3 Wheel Basic RiderCourse, and the MSF Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse.
Yes. Liability insurance is required to operate a motorcycle in Oklahoma (including taking the motorcycle drive test).
Any motorcycle driver between the ages of 14 and 18 is required to wear DOT-approved head protection. Eye protection (windshield or DOT approved safety eyewear) is required for all motorcycle drivers.
Any combustion engine with a piston displacement of one hundred fifty or more cubic centimeters requires a motorcycle license.