How to Apply for an Oklahoma Motorcycle License
Only riders with a valid Oklahoma motorcycle license are authorized to legally operate their motorbikes on public roads within the state. To obtain a license, applicants will be required to meet the licensing requirements of the state Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The OK DPS will issue you a motorcycle endorsement if you hold a valid driver’s license. If you do not already have a standard license, then you have the option of applying for a standalone motorcycle-only credential. With a motorcycle license, you can operate any two- or three-wheeled motorcycle and any motor-driven cycle. Learn more about getting your motorcycle license in OK by reviewing the following sections.
Motorcycle License Requirements in Oklahoma
To complete the process of applying for a motorcycle license, Oklahoma applicants will be required to meet the department’s motorcycle license requirements, which will vary slightly based on several factors. For instance, if you are requesting a motorbike endorsement instead of a standalone bike-only license, then you will be required to have a valid Class A, B, C or D license. The standard OK bike license requirements that apply in most licensing situations are outlined below:
- You are at least 14 years old if applying for a standalone license or 16 years old if applying for a bike endorsement.
- You are physically and mentally fit to operate a motorcycle and you have the knowledge and skills necessary to do so.
- You have held a motorcycle permit for at least 30 days if required to do so.
- You have completed a rider’s safety course if younger than 18 years of age.
- You are able to prove your identity, Social Security Number (SSN) and legal U.S. presence.
To meet the state documentation requirements for a new bike license, you will need one primary and one secondary identification document, which may vary depending on whether or not you are a U.S. citizen. The state DPS provides detailed lists of acceptable paperwork for identification purposes. Bike license applicants younger than 18 years of age will also need school enrollment forms and parental authorization.
Note: New state residents applying for their first OK motorcycle license may be able to transfer their out-of-state credential without taking the driving tests.
Oklahoma Motorcycle License Training Courses
When getting a bike license in Oklahoma, applicants will be required to enroll in a motorcycle safety course only if they are younger than 18 years of age. However, even if adult bike license applicants do not have to finalize a rider’s course, they can still utilize this option for purposes of earning a test exemption. To obtain the skills necessary for an OK motorbike driving license, the state DPS recommends enrolling in the state-approved driver’s education courses of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). After completing the MSF basic rider’s course when applying for a motorbike license, motorcyclists will obtain a course completion certificate, which can be submitted to the state DPS to earn the test waiver.
Oklahoma Motorcycle License Tests
The state DPS will issue a motorcycle license in Oklahoma only if an applicant has the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to safely operate a motorcycle. Therefore, when applying for a motorcycle license, riders will be required to pass several tests. The initial tests administered to OK bike license applicants are the vision screening and the written knowledge exam. After passing the vision and the written tests, riders will receive a motorcycle learner’s permit, which will allow them to practice riding for the skills test. Then, applicants can schedule and take the on-cycle road test, which will examine their skills in controlling the motorcycle in various traffic situations. Note that when applying for a bike endorsement or a standalone license, riders can also utilize the option of having their written and road tests waived by completing an MSF rider’s course.
The Oklahoma Motorcycle License Application Process
Motorcyclists can complete the process to get a motorcycle license in Oklahoma by following several steps, which may vary depending on the type of bike license they are requesting. Also, to successfully obtain a license for a motorcycle, riders may be required to make more than one visit to a DPS office, since the application process is composed of several stages. To apply for a license, the following steps must be completed:
- Get a DMV motorcycle permit by passing the vision and written exams and submitting the necessary documents and fee payments.
- Complete an MSF motorcycle course, if younger than 18 years of age.
- Schedule and take the road skills test.
- Have your photo taken, pay the applicable licensing fees and submit any required documentation at a DPS tag agent.
Once the state DPS verifies that you have met the OK motorcycle license requirements and that you have completed all steps in the application process, you will be issued your driving license with a bike endorsement or a standard Class D license with a motorcycle-only restriction.
Oklahoma Motorcycle License Fees
One of the last steps when getting a motorcycle license in Oklahoma is paying the applicable licensing fees. The motorcycle license cost will vary depending on whether you are applying for an OK bike endorsement or a stand-alone credential. Note that the total fee for a license will also include several smaller costs, such as an application fee and a license fee. For instance, if you are obtaining a motorbike endorsement in OK, you will be required to pay a $4 application fee and a $20 license fee, in addition to the costs for your standard driving license.
If you are getting a standalone motorcycle license, on the other hand, you will have to pay a larger license fee of $33.50. Also, if you have to retake the DMV tests, you will be required to pay a $4 retest fee. Note that senior drivers will have to pay smaller motorcycle license costs, which will vary depending on their age.