Learner Permit Test (Motorcycle)

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How to obtain a Learner’s Permit
  1. If you are under 18 years old, you need your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission.. 
  2. It may take up to three weeks to receive your Learner's Permit by mail.

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To apply for a Motorcycle Permit, an individual under the age of 18 must have maintained a “clean” driving record in the previous two years. If you have had any recalls, suspensions, or revocations, contact DMV as you may be required to serve an additional waiting period.

FAQs

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

You must enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course.  Standby students are not accepted for these courses.

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.

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Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
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Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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