How To Get A Utah Motorcycle License
Getting an M endorsement on your license, which allows you to ride a motorcycle in Utah requires that you pass a vision test, knowledge motorcycle test, and a riding skills test. Applicants that are 16-19 years old will need to have a valid Class D or Commercial Driver’s License and pass the vision and motorcycle written test to obtain a temporary learner permit. This learner permit is valid for six months with certain restrictions for riding. Utah’s Driver License Division will issue motorcycle endorsements based on a tiered system, which is determined by the size of the motorcycle you use during the on-cycle skills test.
If you have just moved to Utah from another state and are hoping to obtain an M endorsement on your new Utah license, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and driving skills test (depending on circumstances, one of these may be waived). More information can be found on the Utah Department of Public Safety website.
You can take a Utah Rider Education Course if you are looking for an alternative way to learn and develop your skills on a motorcycle. Upon completion of the accredited motorcycle training course, your riding test for the Utah Driver License Division will be waived. These courses are offered throughout the state and are for riders with any experience level. You also have the option to get private instruction if you would prefer one-on-one instruction. View their website to get more information on training courses.
Utah Motorcycle License Test Tips
The Utah knowledge motorcycle test will have questions ranging from how to brake when you’re on a motorcycle, to how far of a distance you should keep from other vehicles. It is important that you understand everything about operating a motorcycle and how to engage on the roads. All of the questions on the knowledge test will come from information out of the motorcycle operator’s manual. You want to prepare yourself as best as possible and make sure you understand the rules of the road to help you pass the knowledge test.
The Utah on-cycle skills test will take around 20-30 minutes and you will be evaluated on a number of things such as your driving posture, observance of traffic signs and signals, and your steering coordination. Your examiner will also be watching how you turn, start, and stop, so be sure to get extra practice on the basics of riding a motorcycle as well. Once you are done practicing and feel confident about taking the test, you can schedule your appointment with Utah’s Driver License Division.
Information on the Utah Department of Public Safety
The Utah DPS 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 Utah Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Utah motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Utah Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- Schedule an Appointment with Utah DPS
- Utah Drivers License Practice Test
- Utah CDL Practice Test