How to Get an Idaho Motorcycle License

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To ride a motorcycle in Idaho, you’ll need a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle endorsement.

This page will provide you with an overview of how to get one.

Idaho Motorcycle Endorsement Requirements

To apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in Idaho, you’ll need to already have a valid Idaho driver’s license and:

  • Visit the Idaho DMV office.
  • Complete an application.
  • Provide proof of your identification, residency, and legal presence.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the required application and testing fees.
  • Pass the motorcycle written knowledge exam. 

Once you complete the steps above, you’ll receive a motorcycle learner’s permit. With your permit, you can practice your riding skills and/or take a motorcycle safety training program.

If you are under 21 years old, you are required to take the motorcycle training course.

Idaho Motorcycle Learner’s Permit

A motorcycle instruction permit is valid for up to 180 days, and can be renewed once.

With a motorcycle permit:

  • You cannot ride at night.
  • You cannot ride on the freeway.
  • You cannot carry passengers.

After you’ve received your permit, your next steps are to:

  • Pass the motorcycle road skills test OR complete an approved motorcycle safety training course.
  • Pay any required fees.

Please visit https://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

If you complete the skills test while your instruction permit is still valid, the fee for the M endorsement will be waived.

How Much Does an Idaho Motorcycle Endorsement Cost?

The fees for Idaho motorcycle endorsements include:

  • Motorcycle knowledge test fee: $5.
  • Motorcycle skills test fee: $25.
  • Motorcycle permit: $15.
  • Motorcycle endorsement: $15.

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

If you’ve recently moved to Idaho, you can transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement. To do so:

  • Visit your local DMV office.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete the application and provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pass the Idaho motorcycle written exam.

If your out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement is valid you typically will not need to pass a road test or complete another motorcycle safety course.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, be sure to come back to MotorcycleZombies.com to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in Idaho.