Motorcycle License in Oklahoma

You'll take the Sooner State by storm as you embrace the freedom (and convenience) that comes with riding a motorcycle. Imagine whizzing past endless miles of golden plains with equally limitless, blue Oklahoma skies overhead.

Sound nice? Well, keep reading to learn exactly how to get your Oklahoma motorcycle credentials.

New to Oklahoma

If you just moved to Oklahoma and have an out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement, you can transfer your credentials by visiting an OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) driver exam site and:

  • Surrendering your out-of-state license.
  • Taking a vision screening.
  • Passing the written and road motorcycle exams IF your out-of-state license/endorsement is expired for more than 6 months.
  • Proving your:

The driver exam office will then give you a form to take to a DPS tag agency, where you'll just need to pay the Oklahoma motorcycle licensing fees to complete the license transfer.

Motorcycle Endorsements vs. Licenses

In Oklahoma, you can apply for the following motorcycle credentials:

  • Motorcycle endorsement:
    • Added to your existing Class A, B, C, or D license.
    • Allows you to operate any motorcycle in addition to your primary driver license's respective vehicle type.
  • Motorcycle-only license:
    • Legally allows you to operate motorcycles only.
    • License holders between 14 to 16 years old are permitted to ride while keeping certain restrictions in mind.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to ride a motorcycle in Oklahoma, you must:

  • Be at least:
    • 14 years old for a motorcycle-only license.
    • 16 years old for a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Earn a motorcycle learner's permit.
  • Enroll in a motorcycle education course approved by the OK Department of Public Safety.
    • This is not required for applicants who are at least 18 years old, though it'll waive the DPS motorcycle road skills exam, regardless of age.
  • Pass the on-road skills test if you did NOT complete a motorcycle education course.
  • Pay all applicable motorcycle license or endorsement fees.

OK Motorcycle Learner Permits

To earn your OK motorcycle learner's permit, you must be at least 14 years old. Visit any DPS driver exam station and:

  • Pass the following exams:
    • Vision.
    • Written knowledge.
  • Present proof of your:
    • Full, legal name.
    • Date of birth.
    • U.S. citizenship.
    • Identity.
  • Pay the $37.50 motorcycle permit fee.

You'll then receive your OK motorcycle learner's permit! You must hold your permit for at least 30 days before applying for your license or endorsement.

Having a motorcycle permit allows you to enroll in a motorcycle education course, and practice riding on public roads with the appropriate supervision.

Permit Restrictions

Though you're probably excited to get out on the road, there are certain restrictions you'll need to keep in mind while riding with an Oklahoma motorcycle learner's permit in hand.

While holding an OK motorcycle permit, you may ONLY ride:

  • Between 4:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • With a supervising adult who:
    • Is at least 21 years old.
    • Holds a valid OK motorcycle license or endorsement.

You may NOT ride:

  • With passengers.
  • Without a helmet.
    • Also applies to motorcycle license holders under 18 years old.
  • Faster than the speed limit.
  • On highways with minimum speed limits if you're younger than 16 years old.

Get Your OK Motorcycle Credentials

In order to get your motorcycle license or endorsement, you must be at least 14 years old and meet the eligibility requirements listed above. Visit your local Department of Public Safety driver license examiner and:

You'll then receive your Oklahoma motorcycle credentials!

Motorcycle Education in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, motorcycle education plays an important role in the process for earning a motorcycle license or endorsement. If you're younger than 18 years old, you're required to enroll in an Oklahoma DPS-approved motorcycle education course.

Even if it's not required of you, taking a motorcycle education course can be extremely beneficial. Completing a course will allow you to waive the Department of Public Safety's motorcycle road skills test (regardless of age).

Additionally, you'll learn essential riding skills like:

  • Braking, shifting, and turning.
  • Finding the safest path for riding.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Sharing the road with other drivers.

If you'd like to learn more about motorcycle education in Oklahoma, take a look at their guides to motorcycle safety and education.

When you're ready to enroll in a course, reference the list of motorcycle training schools approved by the DPS.

Fees for OK Motorcycle Licenses

The fees associated with getting your OK motorcycle credentials are as follows:

  • Motorcycle learner's permit: $37.50.
  • Motorcycle endorsement: $29.
  • Motorcycle-only license: $37.50.
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