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Utah - Obtain a Motorcycle Endorsement

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Procedure[edit]

Option 1

  1. Go to a Driver Licensing Office.
  2. Complete a driver license application.
  3. Have your photo taken.
  4. You must submit requirements needed to replace or renew a Utah drivers license. Because you are adding an endorsement to your driver license, this requires you to obtain a new driver license. If your current license expires in the next 6 months you can renew for the next 5 years, or if the expiration date is more than 6 months you would apply for a duplicate driver license and the expiration date would remain the same as it is now.
  5. Pass an eye test.
  6. Complete the medical questionnaire.
  7. Pass a 25 question written test.
  8. Pay the fee to renew or replace a drivers license plus the motorcycle endorsement fee of $9.50

After passing the written test, you will receive a motorcycle learner permit. The permit will allow you to operate your car and any size motorcycle. When ready, you will need to schedule an appointment at the same driver license office to complete the motorcycle riding (skills) test. You will be permitted to bring your own motorcycle to the office with your permit.

Once you have successfully completed the riding (skills) test, your completed licensed will be mailed to you in 3-4 weeks.


Option 2

Applicants may also choose to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Beginning Rider Course (BRC) in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. Utah has a few schools that teach the beginning rider course.

Motorcycle Schools (get in touch with them to ask for fees and more information):

Dixie College
225 South 700 East
St. George Utah 84770
(435) 652-7664

Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 957-5200

Utah Motorcyclist Association
(801) 394-6564 or 1-888-743-3881
Classes taught in Ogden, South Jordan, Lehi, Price, Moab, and Roosevelt.

Note: The Utah Motorcyclist Association teaches in Ogden, South Jordan, Lehi, Price, Moab and Roosevelt. Salt Lake Community College teaches at the Redwood and South Jordan Campuses, Ogden and Hurricane. Dixie College teaches in St. George.

Once the course is successfully completed, you will be given a completion card to take with when you go to a drivers licensing office and you will need to follow the same process as above, only the riding (skills) test portion will be waived.



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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Driver License Division

Administrative Office (Not a Licensing Office)
Headquarters
Salt Lake City, Utah
Calvin Rampton Building
Third Floor - South
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84129-5995

PO BOX 144501
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4501

Office: 801.965.4437
Fax: 801.964.4482

Phone and Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Services Offered at the Administrative Office:

  • Issues driver history record (MVR - Motor Vehicle Report)
  • Receives payment to reinstate your driver license
  • Pick up surrendered driver license and/or ID cards

Payment by Cash, Check, Money Order, Debit Card and Credit Cards are accepted at this location for reinstatements of license
Questions concerning DLD operations call Customer Service 801.965.4437 or toll free at 888.353.4224

There are 26 driver license offices around the state offering a variety of services.

Drivers License Division Offices

Website



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Holder of a valid drivers license
  • Resident of Utah
  • Citizen of US



Fees[edit]

Drivers License/ Identification Card Fees:

  • Original Utah license (over 21): $25.00
  • Original Utah license (under 21): $30.00
  • Original Utah license with motorcycle after having Original Motorcycle: $34.50
  • Original motorcycle endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee): $9.50
  • Original taxicab endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee): $7.00
  • Lapsed/Renewal of Utah license: $25.00
  • Lapsed/Renewal of Utah license (65 and older): $13.00
  • Lapsed/Renewal of Motorcycle license (All Ages): $27.50
  • Lapsed/Renewal of a Motorcycle endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee): $9.50
  • Lapsed/Renewal of a taxicab endorsement (add fee to duplicate or renewal fee): $7.00
  • Identification card: $18.00
  • Identification card for person with a disability: $13.00
  • Duplicate Utah driver license: $18.00
  • Learner Permit: $15.00


Online Renewal Fees:

  • Extension of a Utah driver license (over 21) : $20.00
  • Extension of a Utah driver license (65 and older): $11.00
  • Extension of a Utah driver license (under 21): $20.00
  • Extension of a Utah Motorcycle license (under 21): $22.50
  • Extension of a Utah Motorcycle endorsement: $9.50
  • Extension of a Utah taxicab endorsement: $7.00


Other Fees:

  • Administrative fee for providing the driving record of an operator (MVR) $6.00 -
  • Certified Record (includes copy of MVR) :
    • First of 15 pages: $10.75
    • 16 - 30 pages: $15.75
    • 31 - 45 pages: $20.75
    • 46 or more pages: $25.75



Validity[edit]

If your current license expires in the next 6 months you can renew for the next 5 years, or if the expiration date is more than 6 months you will obtain a duplicate driver license with the same expiration date as your old one.


For the first two months of the permit you will be restricted to riding a motorcycle with:

  • NO PASSENGERS;
  • NO RIDING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.; and
  • NO RIDING ON HIGHWAYS POSTED MORE THAN 60 MILES AN HOUR.

There are no restrictions to your permit for the third through six months.

Note: If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 90 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 90 cc or less.
If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 249 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 249 cc or less.
If you test on a motorcycle/scooter 649 cc or less, you will be restricted to riding motorcycles/scooters 649 cc or less.
If you test on a motorcycle/scooter larger than 650 cc, you will not be restricted, you will be authorized to ride any size motorcycle/scooter.



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Instructions[edit]

There are two ways a motorcycle rider can obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license:

  • Go to a driver licensing office to apply for a motorcycle endorsement
  • Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Beginning Rider Course (BRC)


Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Beginning Rider Course (BRC)

It is a 15 hour course; ten hours will be spent on the motorcycle. The schools provide motorcycles and helmets. The schools use 150 cc and 250 cc motorcycles, so if you take the course on one of those motorcycles you will be restricted to the size of motorcycle you test on. If you want to ride motorcycles larger than what you tested on with the school, you can re-test with the school or with driver license.

Schools that offers this course also provides an Experienced Rider Course (ERC). This course is 5 hours long and if you have recent motorcycle riding experience and have over 2000 miles on your motorcycle, you may take the ERC and ask to be tested on your own motorcycle and if you successfully complete the ERC test, you will receive a riding skills test waiver card that you can take to the driver license office. You must show your completion card (BRC) or (ERC) to the driver license office within six months of course completion to receive the riding skills test waiver.



Required Information[edit]

  • Name, date and place of birth
  • Current residence
  • Social security number



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External Links[edit]

  • Utah Department of Public Safety Website:
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/motorcycle.html



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