Florida Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License Endorsements, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/13/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.flhsmv.gov.
Operating a Motorcycle in Florida
In order to operate a motorcycle in Florida, you must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain a Florida “motorcycle only” license or a motorcycle license endorsement (in some instances you may need to obtain a learner’s permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Florida (exemptions may apply)
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Florida state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Florida is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a Florida Motorcycle License / Endorsement
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motorcycle Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must obtain a motorcycle license or hold a “Motorcycle Only” license.
Find out how to obtain a Florida Motorcycle License or “Motorcycle Only” license here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Florida
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Florida, it is mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Florida Motorcycle License Endorsement or a “Motorcycle Only” license. To find a Florida Safety Program training center, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Florida 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 Florida. For information about Florida insurance requirements, visit https://www.floir.com.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Florida motorcycle endorsement/license. If you are a new resident in Florida, 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 FL DHSMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Florida, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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