Driver Services

Motorcycle License

Tests

We are responsible for screening and testing driver license applicants. This helps to ensure that Arizona drivers have the necessary knowledge and ability to handle safely the vehicles they will be driving.

If you test with a 100cc or less motorcycle, you will receive a "J" restriction. You must test with a motorcycle greater than 100cc to obtain an unrestricted license.

Written Tests

When applying for your first Arizona driver license or instruction permit with a motorcycle endorsement, you must pass a written motorcycle test based on the information contained in the Motorcycle Operator Manual, and a separate driver license test based on the information in the Driver License Manual. One application fee allows you three attempts to pass the tests in a 12-month period.

Both the driver license and motorcycle examinations are available in English and Spanish. If you cannot read English or Spanish well enough to take a written test, arrangements can be made for an oral examination. If you need an interpreter, you must provide one.

If you are renewing an Arizona license, you may have to take the written test.

Motorcycle Skills Test

The motorcycle skills test is a 10- to 15-minute demonstration of your riding ability that consists of performing maneuvers on an off-street, closed track as described in the following instructions.

If you have a current out-of-state motorcycle license in your possession, and the state that issued the license requires a motorcycle skills test similar to that given by Arizona, then you normally will not be required to take the test. However, you may be required to take a test anytime that you apply for an Arizona license.

Motorcycle Rider Skill Test Instructions
Motorcycle Rider Skill Test Instructions: Three-Wheel