OHIO MOTORCYCLE LICENSING

  • Any person operating a motorcycle on public roadways in Ohio must hold a valid motorcycle license or endorsement. A rider may apply for a motorcycle-only license or a motorcycle endorsement for his or her driver license.
  • A motorcycle license is issued if the rider does not have a valid drivers license.
  • A motorcycle endorsement is displayed on an individual's driver license.
  • A rider is considered a motorcycle novice for one year. The license will indicate the date the novice status expires.
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  • Two Wheels

  • If a rider has a two-wheeled motorcycle endorsement or license, he or she may operate a two- or three-wheeled motorcycle.
  • Iron Pony Riding Academy does not provide classes or training using three wheeled vehicles.
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  • The motorcycle skills test is waived for applicants who have completed the Basic Rider System course at Iron Pony Riding Academy within 60 days of applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement!
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  • Getting Your License (Over 18)

  • When the rider is ready, a skills test can be scheduled. The test will take place on an off-street course.
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  • 1. The rider must present a valid TIPIC and wear a helmet and protective eyewear at the time of testing.
  • 2. The motorcycle must be street-legal and in safe working condition.
  • 3. If any part of the skills test is failed, the rider must wait one week to retest.
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  • Upon passing the skills test, the rider may go to a deputy registrar to purchase a motorcycle license before the expiration of the TIPIC.
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  • PLEASE NOTE: The motorcycle skills test is waived for applicants who have completed an approved Basic Rider System course within 60 days of applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement.
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  • Getting Your License (Under 18)

  • Prior to testing for a motorcycle licene or endorsement, riders under age 18 must:
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  • 1. Completed the graduated driver license requirements.
  • 2. Hold a TIPIC for at least six months.
  • 3. Complete the driver education (to include 24 hours of classroom or online instruction and eight hours of driving time) at an approved driving school.
  • 4. Complete 50 hours of driving, with at least 10 hours of night driving, in addition to the driver education requirements.
  • 5. Complete a motorcycle safety course.
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  • PLEASE NOTE: The motorcycle skills test is waived for applicants who have completed an approved Basic Rider System course within 60 days of applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement.
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  • Upon passing the skills test or a Basic Rider System course, applicants may proceed to a deputy registrar agency to purchase the motorcycle license or endorsement within 60 days or before the expiration of the TIPIC, whichever occurs first.
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  • A parent or guardian must co-sign for the license and graduated driver license restrictions apply.

Courses Offered

Basic Rider System (BRS)

  • For newer riders and those wanting to learn how to ride, the BRS is the place to start.
  • Learn more!
  • Have any questions? Feel free to send us an e-mail! info@ip-ra.com
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