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. How do riders earn a motorcycle endorsement in Oregon?
If You Are under 21 – Basic Training
Oregon law requires you to successfully complete one of two approved TEAM OREGON basic courses before you apply for a motorcycle endorsement:
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 state knowledge test.
21 or Older – Basic or Intemediate
Oregon law requires you to successfully complete one of four approved TEAM OREGON courses before you apply for a motorcycle endorsement:
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, or eRider™ Basic or eRider™ Intermediate, DMV waives the on-cycle skills test, but you will still be required to take the state knowledge test.
Who is required to take a course?
All applicants for a first-time motorcycle endorsement (new riders) are required to take a course. Riders who already have a motorcycle endorsement, including those from other states, are not required to take a course – although it is encouraged.
Course graduates must apply for a motorcycle endorsement at DMV to complete the licensing process. DMV 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.
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.