How To Get an Arkansas Motorcycle License
To legally operate a motorcycle in Arkansas you’ll need to possess a Class M license, which means you’ll need to have knowledge of the state’s standard driver’s license requirements as well as Arkansas motorcycle laws and regulations. You will need to pass the Arkansas motorcycle license written test, a riding skills test, and a vision screening before you will be issued your license.
To apply for a license, you must be at least 16 years old and possess and instruction permit that proves your completion of the requirements listed above. For applicants between 14 and 16 years old Arkansas offers a restricted Class MD license that allows riders to operate motorcycles 250cc or smaller. For more information on specific Arkansas motorcycle laws, follow this link to learn more about helmet laws, eye protection, lane splitting and more.
It is recommended that you review the Arkansas driver license study guide as well as the Arkansas Motorcycle Endorsement study guide as they cover information to earn a standard class D license as well as information specific to the class M Arkansas motorcycle driver’s license test.
If you are licensed to drive a motorcycle in another state you can visit your local office of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s Driver Services division and present them with your valid out-of-state motorcycle license and discuss your options for obtaining a new license. If your license is out of date you may have to retake the Arkansas motorcycle tests.
Arkansas Motorcycle License Test Tips
The questions on the Arkansas motorcycle test will cover several different areas of knowledge that are critical for becoming a safe rider. This includes everything from how to handle your bike, correct riding gear, and how to maintain your motorcycle. Pay close attention to the information available in the driver manual, as anything covered in that book is fair game to be on the test, even if it may not seem incredibly relevant at the time - this can include things such as safety statistics.
The Arkansas on-cycle skills test is designed to review your ability to control a motorcycle as well as avoid crashes in normal and hazardous traffic situations. Common items covered in the skills test include reviewing your ability to accelerate, brake and turn safely, adjust speed in traffic, and make yourself seen by fellow motorists.
Information on the Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles
The DMV is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:
To find the office hours and / or location nearest you, please visit:
Additional Arkansas Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Arkansas motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Arkansas Motorcycle License Manual
- Arkansas Online Driver Services
- Arkansas Drivers License Practice Test
- Arkansas CDL Practice Test