Arizona

Arizona Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License Endorsements, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/21/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://azdot.gov/.

Operating a Motorcycle in Arizona

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

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

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

Getting an Arizona Motorcycle License Endorsement

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license endorsement to operate a motorcycle. 

Find out how to obtain an Arizona Motorcycle License endorsement here.

Motorcycle Education in Arizona

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

Arizona 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 Arizona. For information about Arizona insurance requirements, visit https://insurance.az.gov/.

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

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