Louisiana Motorcycle License Requirements

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How to Get a Louisiana Motorcycle License

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

  • Visit the Louisiana OMV office and have your standard driver’s license.
  • 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.

Please visit https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Louisiana Motorcycle License Skills Test Vs. Basic Rider Course

To get your LA motorcycle endorsement, you’ll have the option of either:

  • Taking and passing the riding skills test with the OMV.
  • Completing an approved motorcycle training course.

The course lasts about 15 hours and consists of 5 hours of classroom training and 10 hours of riding instruction.

After completing the course, you’ll receive a completion certificate that you can submit to the OMV to waive the skills test.

How much does a Louisiana motorcycle license cost?

There is a $12 fee to add a motorcycle endorsement to your Louisiana driver’s license.

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

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

  • Visit your local OMV office within 30 days of establishing residency.
  • 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana.