STATE Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License Endorsements, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/6/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://revenue.alabama.gov/motor-vehicle/.
Operating a Motorcycle in Alabama
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Alabama you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an Alabama motorcycle license endorsement (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Alabama
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Alabama state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Alabama is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting an Alabama Motorcycle License Endorsement
According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license endorsement to operate a motorcycle.
Find out how to obtain an Alabama Motorcycle License Endorsement here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Alabama
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Alabama, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain an Alabama motorcycle license endorsement. To find an approved Alabama Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Alabama Motorcycle Insurance Requirements
If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in Alabama. For information about Alabama insurance requirements, visit https://www.aldoi.gov/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining an Alabama motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in Alabama, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.
Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.
The AL DOR requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Alabama, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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