DMV: Motorcycle - Learner's Permit - Obtaining

Obtaining a Motorcycle Learner's Permit

Holiday Closing:  On Friday, April 19, DMV offices will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.  On Saturday, April 20, DMV offices will reopen at 8 a.m.  Select this link for more details.  

NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at DMV.   It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.

NOTE: Knowledge testing for a motorcycle learner's permit is only provided on a walk-in basis at DMV Hub Offices.

The learner's permit allows you to drive a motorcycle with restrictions to help you gain experience on the road and allows you to drive the motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement for 60 days.  A permit can be renewed once during the same calendar year.
What to do:
  • Begin the process to get a motorcycle endorsement. (The motorcycle novice safety course is not required to obtain a learner's permit.)
  • Pass the vision and motorcycle knowledge tests.  Once you pass both tests, you qualify for a motorcycle learner's permit. 
What to bring:
What it will cost:
You are subject to following restrictions while operating a with a motorcycle learner's permit:  
  • Valid in Connecticut only.
  • Valid during daylight use only.
  • Not valid for carrying passengers.
  • Not valid on a limited access highways.
  • Vision protecting devise must be used, including but not limited to goggles, glasses, face shields, windshields and wind screens.
  • Protective headgear of a type which conforms to the minimum specifications established by Section 14-289g of the Connecticut General Statutes must be worn.

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