How to Get a Kansas Motorcycle License

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To apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in Kansas, you’ll need to:

  • Visit the Kansas DOR 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
  • Pass the motorcycle road skills test OR complete an approved motorcycle safety training course.

You must be at least 17 years old and follow the motorcycle permit steps to be eligible for a standard motorcycle endorsement.

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Kansas Motorcycle Permits & Restricted Licenses

Motorcyclist who are at least 14 years old can begin the process be applying for a Kansas motorcycle permit.

The application process follows the steps above.

A motorcycle permit is valid for 1 year and allows you to practice riding under the supervision of an adult who holds a valid motorcycle license themselves.

Once you turn 16 years old and have completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice, you can receive a less restricted motorcycle license by passing a skills test or completing a motorcycle safety course.

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

If you’ve recently moved to Kansas, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement within 90 days of establishing residency. To do so:

  • Visit your local DOR 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 Kansas 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 to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in Kansas.