How to get a Texas Motorcycle License
Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? This article will take you through the steps to get your Texas motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on SAFE RIDING.
Complete the following requirements :
HAVE A MINIMUM OF A BEGINNERS DRIVERS LICENSE
BE ABLE TO BALANCE ON TWO WHEELS (ride a bicycle)
Present a completion certificate of the Motorcycle Safety Course (MSB-8 or MSB-8R), approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. This MSB- certificate waives the driving test and the written test if you 18 years of age or older.
Pay for the license ($15 to $20 depending on the county your in).
Under Age 18:
Be a minimum of 15 years of age (restricted to only operate a motorcycle that has not more than a 250 cubic centimeter piston displacement). On the 16th birthday of a special restricted Class M license, the department shall remove the 250 cubic centimeter restriction from the license without completion by the holder of an additional motorcycle operator training course.
Complete the requirements for a learner license.
Present the completion certificate of Driver Education.
Submit Verification of Attendance and Enrollment in school
Obtain parental authorization signature
Pass the mandatory motorcycle riding test ON A MOTORCYCLE (personal motorcycle for the test is required). NOTE: For customer convenience, some locations are pre-scheduling the riding exam. Contact your local Driver License office to see if appointments are offered.
On the Road:
Once your licensing requirements have been met, a Class M endorsement will be added to your driver's license. Remember... the safe operation of a motorcycle requires practiced skill, knowledge, and a respectful understanding of the limitations imposed by the operator, the machine, and the environment