Louisiana Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License Endorsements, Training & Insurance
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Operating a Motorcycle in Louisiana
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Louisiana you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an Louisiana motorcycle license endorsement
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Louisiana
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Louisiana state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Louisiana is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a Louisiana Motorcycle License Endorsement
According to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle.
Find out how to obtain a Louisiana Motorcycle License Endorsement here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Louisiana
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Louisiana, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Louisiana motorcycle license endorsement. To find an approved Louisiana Motorcycle Operator Training Course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Louisiana 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 Louisiana. For information about Louisiana insurance requirements, visit https://www.ldi.la.gov/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Louisiana motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in Louisiana, 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 LA OMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Louisiana, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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