How to Get a Connecticut Motorcycle License

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Requirements for a Connecticut Motorcycle License

To apply for a motorcycle endorsement in Connecticut, you’ll need to visit the DMV office and:

  • Complete an application.
  • Provide proof of your identification, residency, and legal presence.
  • Pay the required application and testing fees.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pass the Connecticut motorcycle written knowledge test.
  • Provide proof of completion of a motorcycle safety course.

Visit for official application instructions and requirements and to schedule appointments at your local DMV office.

How to Get a Connecticut Motorcycle Permit

The first step towards getting a motorcycle endorsement in CT is applying for your motorcycle permit.

A CT motorcycle permit allows you to practice riding for up to 60 days before you get your full endorsement.

To get the permit, you’ll need to make an appointment with the CT DMV and pass the 16-question motorcycle knowledge test.

If the permit expires, it can be renewed once during the same year.

The following restrictions apply to a CT motorcycle learner’s permit:

  • Only valid for riding in Connecticut.
  • No riding at night.
  • No passengers.
  • No freeway riding.
  • Helmet and eye protection is required.

Connecticut Motorcycle Safety Course

The next steps towards your Connecticut motorcycle license is successfully completing a motorcycle safety course.

This course consists of classroom training and riding instruction, and will end with a riding skills test.

After you complete the course, you’ll receive a course competition certificate that is valid for up to 2 years.

The course is available through the following licensed providers:

  • Connecticut Rider Education Program (CONREP).
  • Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson Riding Academy.
  • Community College of Rhode Island.

Motorcycle License Restrictions in Connecticut

If you are at least 18 years old, you cannot ride with passengers for the first 90 days of holding your motorcycle endorsement.

If you are under 18 years old, no passengers are allowed for the first 6 months.

If you take the safety course on a 3-wheeled motorcycle, you will be restricted to only riding 3-wheel motorcycle. There will be a “3” restriction placed on your license.

How Much Does a Motorcycle License Cost in CT?

The fees for a Connecticut Motorcycle license are as follows:

  • $40 motorcycle testing fee.
  • $30 endorsement fee.
  • $16 permit fee (optional step).

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to Connecticut

If you’ve recently moved to Connecticut, you can visit the DMV to transfer your out-of-state motorcycle endorsement.

  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete an application.
  • Pay the required fees.
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Pass a written exam.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, return to to learn how to register and title a motorcycle in Connecticut.