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Motorcycle Training Under 18

Students under 18 years of age must take and successfully complete a Pennsylvania motorcycle safety program Beginner Riding Clinic before the student can receive a motorcycle license.

To be eligible to take the skill exam, the student must have a motorcycle learner’s permit for at least six months and have 65 hours of supervised riding. Students who have not met these requirements cannot be licensed through one of the courses.

An eligible 16- or 17-year-old may take the skill exam at a PennDOT Driver License Center, or take the skill exam at the conclusion of either a Beginner Riding Clinic (BRC) or Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC).

Students that are not yet eligible to be licensed are welcome to participate in the BRC. The hours spent in the class and on the range apply to their 65-hour supervised riding requirement. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of participation.

For more information on motorcycle learner's permits for 16- and 17-year-olds, visit the Motorcycle License page.