Important Driver Safety Tips

Additional safety information is also avaliable in the Motorcyclists' Handbook.

Motorycycle Road Test Appointments

Beginning July 1, 2013, motorcycle road tests will be given (weather permitting) by appointment only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The knowledge test must be completed before the skills test is given.

Please contact your local Driver License Office (below) to make an appointment.

Traffic Signal Detection Problems

How to Report Motorcycle Traffic Signal Detection Problems

Have you recently had difficulty with a traffic signal that wouldn’t change to
green for you? We’re here to help.

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Motorcycle driving in traffic

The law in North Carolina requires the operator of any motorcycle to have a motorcycle endorsement shown on their driver license or possess a motorcycle learner permit.

Detailed up-to-date information regarding motorcycle operation & safety can be found in the:

Step 1, Requirements & Documents

Motorcycle Endorsement

You must possess one of the following, issued by the NC DMV.

Motorcycle Learner Permit

You must possess one of the following, issued by the NC DMV. Motorcycle Learner Permits are issued for 12 months. Only one renewal of six months is allowed.

Additional Requirements for Full Provisional License

  • You must be at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old.
  • A parent or guardian’s signature is required.

Requirements for a Regular License

Step 2, Take Driver Tests & Pay Fees

The final step towards getting your Motorcycle Endorsement or Motorcycle Learner Permit is passing the driver tests & paying the appropriate fees.

The Knowledge Test must be completed before the Skills Test (Road Test) can be given.

For Learner Permit

Drivers under the age of 18 will have to pass a course offered by the organizations below in addition to the normal tests.


The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles accepts Cash, money orders, personal checks[?] and American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit cards at all NCDMV office locations.

Motorcycle Endorsement & Learner Permit
Motorcycle Endorsement $2.30/yr
Motorcycle Learner Permit $20

Licensing Fees, Contact Information

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