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Do I Need to Take a Motorcycle Safety Course?

Some states will require a motorcycle safety course for specific age groups before you can be licensed, like in California which requires all riders under the age of 21 to take a safety course. Many states will offer to …

The minimum age to get a motorcycle (Class M) instruction permit is 18 years old. If you are under 18, you must complete a 24-month instruction permit class and a motorcycle training course. Completion of a motorcycle education course or a written and driving exam is required before you may get a motorcycle license in Illinois.

Complete a CMSP training course. Have a motorcycle learner permit at least six months. *Drivers under the age of 18 must also provide proof of completion for a state-approved driver training and education course or already have a Class C license. **If you already have a California Class C license you can operate a three-wheeled vehicle.

Once you have your permit, you'll need to practice riding a motorcycle. Some states require you to log a certain number of supervised practice hours, particularly for new riders under 18. Of course, a motorcycle doesn't allow for someone to supervise you from the passenger seat.

Last modified: February 20 2021

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