Motorcycle Endorsement

Motorcycle Endorsement

If you wish to operate a motorcycle, you must hold a valid Mississippi driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement. To obtain this endorsement, you are required to pass a knowledge (written) and skills (road) test on the operation of a motorcycle.

All applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old to obtain a Mississippi driver’s license. The minimum age to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit is fifteen (15) years old. The learner’s permit must be held for one year or until the applicant reaches the age of seventeen (17), whichever occurs first.

An applicant with a valid out-of-state driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement may be issued a Mississippi driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, without further testing.

Applicants who have successfully completed a motorcycle safety class endorsed by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators are not required to take the skills test. The applicant is required to complete the knowledge test.

The initial cost of the motorcycle learner’s permit fee is $1.00 plus $5.00 for the motorcycle endorsement. This is in addition to any fees for a new or duplicate driver's license (if applicable).

The Driver Service Bureau highly recommends all applicants make an appointment at dps.ms.gov/appointment.