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How can I obtain a New Hampshire motorcycle endorsement?

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course in order to obtain a New Hampshire motorcycle endorsement?

Can I obtain a motorcycle endorsement without taking a motorcycle training course?

At which age can I register for a motorcycle training course?

How can I register for a motorcycle training course?

How much do the course(s) cost?

Are motorcycles and helmets provided during the training?

When are the courses offered?

What are the requirements for a basic rider course?

What are the requirements for an intermediate rider course?

What are the requirements for an experienced rider course?

Can out-of-state residents register for a Motorcycle Rider Training course?

How can I become a Motorcycle Rider Training instructor?

back to topHow can I obtain a New Hampshire motorcycle endorsement?

  • Transfer an endorsement from your out-of-state license, or
  • Successfully complete the Motorcycle Rider Training Course, or
  • Successfully complete written and road tests at one of the DMV Motorcycle Road Testing Locations.

back to topAm I required to take a motorcycle training course in order to obtain a New Hampshire motorcycle endorsement?

No. Courses are offered on a voluntary basis to New Hampshire residents. Anyone who successfully completes the course is exempt from taking the required DMV skills test. The motorcycle rider training course is required if you are under the age of 18.

back to topCan I obtain a motorcycle endorsement without taking a motorcycle training course?

Yes, apply at any DMV office for a 45-day motorcycle permit, which costs $30.00. You will need to successfully pass the motorcycle written test in order to obtain a permit. You will receive the date, time, and location of the skills test upon application.

back to topAt what age can I register for a motorcycle training course?

18 years of age or older. Anyone under the age of 18 who successfully completes a driver education program can register with permission from a parent/guardian.

back to topHow can I register for a motorcycle training course?

Submit a Motorcycle Rider Course Registration Form (DSMV 414) to the DMV.

How much do the course(s) cost?

  • Basic Rider Course - $110.00
  • Intermediate Course - $50.00
  • Experienced Rider Course - $60.00

back to topAre motorcycles and helmets provided during the training?

Motorcycles and helmets are provided for the Basic and Intermediate Rider courses. You may bring your own helmet, however, we do have a small number of helmets available for use during the course. You must provide your own street-legal motorcycle and safety gear for the Experienced Rider Course.

back to topWhen are the courses offered?

  • Basic Rider Weekend - Fri. 6-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Basic Rider Weekday - Mon. 6-9 p.m., Tues. & Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Intermediate Rider - (One-day course) Sat. or Sun. (times vary)
  • Experienced Rider - (One-day course) Sat. or Sun. (times vary)

What are the requirements for a basic rider course?

You must:

  • Be eligible for a motorcycle permit.
  • Have the skills necessary to balance and ride a bicycle

back to topWhat are the requirements for an intermediate rider course?

You must:

  • Complete the Basic Rider Course within the past year.
  • Pass the written portion of the Basic Rider Course.

If you failed the riding portion of the Basic Rider Course, you can choose to retake the skill evaluation during the Intermediate Rider Course.

back to topWhat are the requirements for an experienced rider course?

You must:

  • Have a valid New Hampshire driver license with a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Have at least one year and/or 2,000 miles of riding experience.
  • Bring a street-legal motorcycle to the course.

Can out-of-state residents register for a Motorcycle Rider Training course?

Yes.

back to topHow can I become a Motorcycle Rider Training instructor?

Complete a New Hampshire employment application and a MRT Instructor Application. You must pass an interview, a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The training program consists of 70 hours and costs $120.00. Minimum qualifications:

  • Experienced motorcycle operator.
  • Licensed motorcyclist for at least 3 years.
  • No more than 3 moving violations within 3 years prior to the application.
  • No alcohol-related violations.
  • Graduate of the motorcycle Basic Rider Course.

Forward applications to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Motorcycle Rider Training Program
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305
(603) 227-4025


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