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How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arizona

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You can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit and license at any MVD office in Arizona. In order to apply for a motorcycle license you must first apply for an instruction permit. The minimum age for applicants is 15 years and seven months.

New Applicants

When applying for a motorcycle instruction permit, you will have to undertake the following requirements:

  1. Visit your local MVD office and fill in the application form.
  2. Take a written test whose questions are based on the Motorcycle Operator Manual.
  3. Pay an application fee ($25.00).

Instruction Permit (Learner's Permit)

Once you complete the aforementioned prerequisites, you will be given an instruction permit. This permit will allow you to practice driving a motorcycle.

Instruction Permit Restrictions

With your instruction permit you are not permitted to:

  • Drive on the highway
  • Drive during the evening
  • Ride with any passengers

Applying for a Motorcycle License

If you are under 18 years of age, you must have held your license for a minimum five month period. To obtain your license, you must undertake the following:

  1. Attain 30 hour's of practice riding under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or otherwise satisfactorily complete the 15-hour Basic Riders Course.
  2. Make an appointment with your local MDV office.
  3. Complete a second written test based on the Motorcycle Operator Manual.
  4. Undertake the road test.
  5. Pay the $25.00 application fee.

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