How to Apply for a Rhode Island Motorcycle License

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

  • Visit the Rhode Island 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.
  • Complete the motorcycle safety training course.

Completing these steps will get you a motorcycle permit which you must hold for at least 30 days without any traffic violations or incidents. With the permit:

  • You cannot use the freeway.
  • You must be supervised by a licensed motorcycle rider who is at least 18 years old.
  • You cannot carry any passengers.

Please visit http://www.dmv.ri.gov/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to Rhode Island

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

  • Visit your local DMV 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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