Motorcycle License in Alabama
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In Alabama, you must be at least 14 years old to apply for a motorcycle license with an "M Class" designation. For 14 and 15 year olds, this license carries a "B" restriction for use on a motor-driven cycle. When you turn 16, the "B" restriction will be removed when you return to the driver's license office.
To apply for your motorcycle license, you'll need to take a written exam. Study the Alabama Motorcycle Manual to learn rules of the road, Alabama laws, traffic signs, and practical tips on driving a motorcycle. When you are ready, go to your local driver's license office with the following documents:
- Certified U.S. birth certificate.
- Social Security card.
- Another form of identification, which can include your valid driver's license, marriage license, military ID, school photo ID, school enrollment form, or a Veterans Administration card.
- School enrollment form or proof of graduation if you are 14 or 15 years old. You can get a copy of the enrollment/exclusion form online to have it completed beforehand.
- $5 testing fee and $23.50 license fee. No checks are accepted.
If you obtained your Alabama driver's license before 1990 and have kept it since that time, you already have a motorcycle license. Look on your license. In the top right corner, there should be a "D" next to "Class." If you also have an "M," you are already licensed to drive a motorcycle.
Call (800) 446-9227 or visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website to learn more about finding a motorcycle safety course near you. Courses give an introduction to riding motorcycles, preparing to ride, and street strategies to better equip you on the road. MSF also has an online review course to help refresh your skills.
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