How to Apply for a New Jersey Motorcycle License

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

  • Visit the New Jersey MVC 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 to apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in New Jersey. All applicants under 18 years old must complete a motorcycle rider education course.

Please visit https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to New Jersey

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

  • Visit your local MVC office within 60 days of moving to New Jersey.
  • 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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