Motorcycle Rider Training and Skill Development
 

Motorcycle Endorsement


To ride legally in Oregon, you must have a valid driver license and motorcycle endorsement or instruction permit. The penalty for riding without a motorcycle endorsement can be as much as $2,000 plus court costs.

All applicants for a first-time motorcycle endorsement (new riders) in Oregon are required to pass an approved course. You must present the course completion card at DMV when applying for the endorsement. Most riders are also required to take the DMV motorcycle knowledge test. Which course you take depends on your age.

If You Are under 21 – Basic Training

Oregon law requires you to successfully complete an approved TEAM OREGON basic course before you apply for a motorcycle endorsement. You can choose:

Driver and Motor Vehicles (DMV) waives both the state knowledge and on-cycle skills tests for BRT. If you take eRider™ Basic, DMV waives the on-cycle skills test, but you will still be required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the DMV test here.

If you are unsure which course to take, use our course selection tool to help you decide.

21 or Older – Basic or Intermediate

Oregon law requires you to successfully complete an approved TEAM OREGON course before you apply for a motorcycle endorsement. You can choose:

If you take BRT, Driver and Motor Vehicles (DMV) waives both the state knowledge and on-cycle skills tests to earn your license. If you take IRT, eRider™ Basic or eRider™ Intermediate, DMV waives the on-cycle skills test, but you will still be required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the DMV test here.

If you are unsure which course to take, use our course selection tool to help you decide.

 

Out-of-State Residents

A rider with a valid driver license and motorcycle endorsement from another state is not required to take a training course before applying for an Oregon motorcycle endorsement. However, applicants are still required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the test here

Some states accept TEAM OREGON training for the motorcycle endorsement. Contact the licensing agency in your home state to verify which course is accepted before signing up for a TEAM OREGON course.

DMV Licensing Process 

Course graduates must apply for a motorcycle endorsement at DMV to complete the licensing process. Most riders are still required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the test here. DMV also recommends you fill out a driver’s license application form in advance. Be prepared to show your course completion card, proper ID and proof of legal presence, take a vision screening test and pay the fee(s) for the endorsement.

Refer to the DMV website for details about the application process, endorsement fees and registering a motorcycle.

3W Requirements

Riders of three-wheelers are required to have a motorcycle endorsement. However, you may apply for a restricted (3W-only) endorsement at DMV. Applicants must pass the DMV knowledge and riding tests to qualify, but are not required to complete a rider training course.