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Motorcycle Training Under 18

Virtual Training Available

PennDOT is pleased to announce a new online virtual motorcycle training course for individuals under 18 who are required by law to complete a Department-approved motorcycle safety course before they can take the skills test and obtain their motorcycle license.   

This training program will be conducted online over two (2) – two (2) hour training sessions, which a participant will be required to attend both sessions to complete the course.  A list of available sessions will be sent to the individual at the time of registration.  At the end of the training, participants will be required to take and pass a general knowledge test summarizing the training program. Upon scoring a 70% or higher, the participant will be issued a certificate of completion that must be provided to the PennDOT examiner the day of the skills testing at a PennDOT Driver License Center. 

Individuals that are interested registering for this training may contact PennDOT by email at msp-info@pa.gov or by phone at 717-412-5300. PennDOT will need an individual's name, permit number, date of birth, phone number and email to register them for this virtual motorcycle training course.  For individuals who do not have access to a computer to complete this training, please contact our office by phone and arrangements can be made to provide access to the training session by phone.   

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.

At this time, an eligible 16- or 17-year-old may only take the skills exam at a PennDOT Driver License Center.

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