Motorcycle Training Under 18
Individuals under the age of 18 wishing to obtain their motorcycle license can obtain their motorcycle license one of two ways:
- Complete a basic motorcycle safety course through a third-party motorcycle training provider approved through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program; or
- Complete the PennDOT online virtual motorcycle training course and successfully complete a motorcycle skills test at a PennDOT Driver License Center.
For more information on the courses offered through the PAMSP and to view a list of approved third-party motorcycle training providers click here.
For individuals who wish to obtain training through the virtual motorcycle safety course: Click here to register.
This training will take approximately 3 hours for you to take at your convenience. At the end of the course, 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. 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 alternative access to this training course.
To be eligible to take the skill exam, in addition to the training course requirement stated above, the student must have held a motorcycle learner’s permit for at least six months and have 65 hours of supervised riding.
Please visit the PennDOT Driver License Center page for centers that offer motorcycle skills testing.
NOTE: In addition to the required training for motorcycle permit holders under the age of 18, the student must have held a motorcycle learner’s permit for at least six months and have 65 hours of supervised riding to be eligible to take the skill exam at a PennDOT Driver License Center or receive the licensing waiver at a third-party motorcycle training vendor.
For more information on motorcycle learner's permits for 16- and 17-year-olds, visit the Motorcycle License page.