How to Apply for a North Carolina Motorcycle License

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

You must be at least 16 years old and already hold a standard driver’s license to be eligible for a North Carolina motorcycle endorsement.

Riders under 18 years old must complete a motorcycle training program.

Please visit https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to North Carolina

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

  • Visit your local DMV office within 60 days of establishing residency in North Carolina.
  • 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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