Every Vermont resident who operates a motorcycle on the highway in Vermont must hold a valid CDL, Vermont Driver's or Junior Driver's license with the proper motorcycle endorsement.
A fee is required each time an applicant takes the knowledge test. A fee is charged for any subsequent test taken due to a failure.
Remember, no tests will be given unless you hold a valid Vermont Driver's License, Junior Driver's License, or Commercial Driver License.
Motorcycle Learner Permits
A Vermont licensed resident who does not possess a motorcycle endorsement may obtain a motorcycle learner permit to learn how to operate a motorcycle.
- If you are 16 or 17 years old in addition to having a valid Jr. Operator License, you MUST also have a parent or legal guardian sign the Motorcycle Learner Permit Application.
- Applicant must hold a valid Vermont Driver's, Commercial or Junior License to qualify for a Motorcycle Learner Permit.
The Motorcycle Learner Permit will allow you to ride a motorcycle on any public highway to become familiar with actual in traffic operation. There are certain restrictions:
- A motorcycle may be operated during daylight hours only.
- The Motorcycle Learner Permit-holder is not allowed to carry any passengers.
- The motorcycle learner permit is valid in Vermont only.
Ignoring the restrictions will void the Motorcycle Learner Permit.
There is a $9.00 fee to apply to take the motorcycle learner permit test. Any subsequent test taken due to a failure will require another $9.00 test fee. Once the motorcycle permit test is passed there will be a $20.00 fee to obtain the motorcycle learner permit.