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Motorcycle License

What is a Motorcycle License/Endorsement?

Arizona issues a motorcycle license that does not expire until age 65. However, your photo and eye test will need to be updated every 12 years. Drivers age 60 and older will receive a five-year license. To apply for a motorcycle license, you will need to complete a Driver License / Identification Card Application.

Temporary residents, such as out-of-state students and their family members or military personnel and their family members, may apply for a five-year license regardless of age.

Licenses are issued by "class": M for motorcycle, G for graduated, D for operator, and A, B, C for commercial. If the class M license is combined with any other class of license, it will be added as an "endorsement" on the back of the current license.

A Travel Motorcycle License is available in addition to the standard license.


A motorcycle license or endorsement is required to operate a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle. You must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement.

An applicant for a motorcycle license or endorsement who is under 18 must have held an Arizona instruction permit for at least six months. The permit must be valid at the time of application. An applicant must also have satisfactorily completed a motorcycle driver education program that is approved by MVD, or the parent or guardian must certify in writing that the applicant has completed at least 30 hours of motorcycle riding practice.

An applicant holding an out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement is exempt from the driver education/driving practice and instruction permit requirements.


Documents Required

  • Valid Drivers License from another State
  • Birth certificate(original or certified copy) or valid US Passport
  • Possession of or knowledge of your Social Security number
  • A utility bill or statement from a business or Government agency
  • A document for a completed motorcycle driver education program that is approved by MVD