Alaska

Alaska Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License, Permits, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/14/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/.

Operating a Motorcycle in Alaska

In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Alaska you must:

  • Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
  • Obtain an Alaska motorcycle license (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle instruction permit)
  • Register your motorcycle with the state of Alaska
  • Obtain insurance coverage that meets Alaska state requirements

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Alaska is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting an Alaska Motorcycle License

According to the Alaska Department 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 an Alaska Motorcycle License here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Alaska

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Alaska, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain an Alaska motorcycle license. To find an Alaska Riding Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Alaska 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 Alaska. For information about Alaska insurance requirements, visit https://www.Alaksa.gov/pfr/insurance/.  

By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining an Alaska motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in Alaska, 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 AK DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Alaska, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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