Common Motorcycle Lessons, Testing & License FAQs for Las Vegas & Nevada
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Related to Gaining A Motorcycle License in Nevada
- Are Las vegas motorcycle lessons required to get a motorcycle license?
No. There are two ways to obtain a motorcycle license in Las Vegas, NV: completing an approved motorcycle course or passing the written/skills tests offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you have the knowledge to pass the written exam and the skills to pass the road course, you are not required to take any motorcycle lessons.
- How long does it take to get a Nevada motorcycle license?
How long it will take to get your Nevada motorcycle license will depend entirely on the method you use — taking an approved course vs. taking the skills test directly from the DMV — and your ability to pass the exams. Though, if you are prepared, it is possible to get a Nevada motorcycle license very quickly.
- How old to you need to be to get a motorcycle license in Nevada?
You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a motorcycle license in Nevada. While riders between the age of 16 and 18 may be granted a motorcycle license, it will not be unrestricted. There are some additional training and safety requirements that will be put in place on a younger rider.
- What do I need to do to sign up for a Las vegas motorcycle license class?
To sign up for an approved motorcycle license class in Las Vegas, you must find a course that is certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MFS). When you find a course that works for you, you should contact the course operator directly. You can take a course from the College of Southern Nevada or from the Las Vegas Harley Davidson Academy.
- How can I find out where the nearest place to take Las vegas motorcycle lessons?
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MFS) provides a useful tool that allows motorcyclists to search for approved courses based on their zip code. These courses offer important skills. Additionally, the successful completion of one of them will exempt a rider from taking the riding skills portion of the Nevada motorcycle license test.
- Is there more than one Las vegas motorcycle school I can get a license from?
Yes. In the City of Las Vegas, there are two approved motorcycle schools that offer courses to applicants. You can take a motorcycle license course from the College of Southern Nevada or from the Las Vegas Harley Davidson Academy.
- How many parts are there to the Nevada dmv motorcycle permit test?
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) motorcycle permit test includes two parts: a written exam and a road skills test. However, riders who have successfully completed an approved motorcycle safety course are exempt from taking the road skills portion of the test.
- How can I get a Nevada motorcycle license:
In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Nevada, you must either take a course that is offered by an approved motorcycle school or you must pass a written test and a road skills test offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can choose whatever option is better for your specific needs.
- How much does it cost to get a Nevada motorcycle drivers license?
It depends how you obtain the license. In Nevada, adding a motorcycle driver’s license (meaning getting a class ‘M’ endorsement) costs $9.25 — assuming you already have a driver’s license. Though, taking the written test costs $26.00. Further, if you choose to get a license through a motorcycle class, those courses typically cost $150 or more.
- Where can I take the Nevada motorcycle riding test?
After passing the written exam, motorcycle license applicants can take the skills at the Las Vegas Department of Motor Vehicles. You can schedule your test through the DMV’s online tool or call the agency directly at (702) 486-4368.
- Where is the closest Nevada motorcycle license course to Las Vegas?
There are two motorcycle license courses offered in Las Vegas: College of Southern Nevada and Las Vegas Harley Davidson Academy. Both of these programs offer courses in City of Las Vegas and in Henderson. Beyond that, the College of Southern Nevada also offers some course in North Las Vegas.
- How many locations are there where you can take the Nevada motorcycle riding test?
You can take the motorcycle riding test at several DMV locations in Nevada. If you are ready to take the test in Las Vegas, you can schedule your test online or call the DMV at (702) 486-4368. Alternatively, in Clark County, NV, you can take a third-party riding course with the College of Southern Nevada or with Harley Davidson.
- Where can I find all the locations available to take the Nevada motorcycle driving test?
To review a full list of locations at which you can take the Nevada motorcycle license road skills exam, please to the list of Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The written exam is offered at all DMV locations. Though, some locations do not offer the road skills test. Road tests should generally be scheduled.
- Is the Nevada motorcycle endorsement written test given on the same day, same place as the riding test?
Not necessarily. An applicant must take and pass the written test before attempting the riding test (skills tests). Motorcycle road skills tests are appointment-based — meaning you must schedule them in advance. Though, in Las Vegas, some DMV locations offer motorcycle skills tests on a stand-by basis. It may be possible to take them on the same day. You can call the DMV directly to obtain more information.
- Is there a way to get Nevada dmv motorcycle written test practice?
Yes. Some organizations offer motorcycle practice tests online. Driving-test.org offers a free sample Nevada DMV motorcycle practice test. However, to ensure that you are fully prepared, it is highly recommended that you review the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual and learn more about Nevada motorcycle laws.
- How do you become certified to instruct for the Nevada motorcycle permit test?
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation certifies qualified people to become instructors and Rider Coaches. Through this program, you can become certified to offer instruction of the Nevada motorcycle ride skills exam.
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