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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Bureau of Motor Vehicles

myBMV > Motorcycles and Motor Driven Cycles > Motorcycle Endorsements Motorcycle Endorsements

A motorcycle endorsement may be issued to Indiana residents who are at least 16 years and 180 days of age and hold a valid Indiana driver’s license.

To add a motorcycle endorsement to your Indiana driver’s license, you must provide proof you have:

  • Successfully completed a Ride Safe Indiana (RSI)-authorized motorcycle operator safety education course; or 
  • Passed a motorcycle knowledge test based on the Indiana Motorcycle Operator's Manual, and passed a motorcycle riding skills test.

You may also be required to pass a standard vision screening test. If you are less than 18 years of age when you apply for a motorcycle endorsement, you must have a parent or guardian sign an Agreement of Financial Liability.

Ride Safe Indiana (RSI) Program

Ride Safe Indiana (RSI) is the authorized motorcycle safety program within the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Our mission is to train more motorcyclists and educate motorists in order to decrease motorcycle fatalities and accidents. RSI offers a basic rider course and an advanced training course for new and experienced riders across the state of Indiana.

Motorcycle Riding Skills Test

The BMV’s motorcycle riding skills test is administered through RSI-approved providers. Visit www.RideSafeIndiana.com for information about testing locations, schedules, clarifications between testing and training, and policies and procedures.

Transferring Your Out-Of-State Motorcycle Endorsement

New Indiana residents who hold a valid motorcycle endorsement from another state may transfer their endorsement to their Indiana driver’s license after passing a motorcycle knowledge test based on the Motorcycle Operator Manual.

How Long Is My Motorcycle Endorsement Valid?

Your Indiana motorcycle endorsement is valid for the same period of validity as your driver’s license. You may renew your motorcycle endorsements at any Indiana BMV license branch or online up to one year before the license expires.

Still Have Questions? Contact The BMV