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.