Getting a motorcycle license in Colorado is a snap. The process is even easier if you opt to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course–all you have to do is complete the course and you’re on your way to a Class “M” endorsement on your license. Obtain a motorcycle license and experience Colorado’s roads in a new, exciting way.
1. Logon to Colorado’s official website.
2. Navigate through the site by clicking “State Agencies,” “Revenue,” “Motor Vehicle” and “Driver’s Handbooks.”
3. Download Handbook # DRP 2336. This is the Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook. Read all 15 sections of the handbook and refer to Handbook # DRP 2337, the Colorado Driver Handbook, for further clarification, if necessary.
4. Decide whether you would like to take written and driving tests or complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course. If you complete a Motorcycle Foundation course, written and driving tests at a driver’s license office are waived. You can enroll in a class with an accredited organization, complete the course and receive a completion card. If you prefer to take the tests, schedule an appointment and pass them.
5. Present proof of the passed written and driving tests or completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding course at your driver’s license office.
6. Apply for a Class “M” endorsement on your license. Individual motorcycle licenses are not issued.
7. Pay all associated fees.
8. Receive your Class “M” motorcycle endorsement and drive.
Tips & Warnings
Applicants under 18 will need to hold a motorcycle instruction permit for a year before being allowed to apply for a Class “M” endorsement. Applicants between 15 and 16 years of age will need to complete a Motorcycle Operators Safety Training course and hold an Colorado motorcycle permit before applying for a license.