Motorcycle Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)

To obtain a Motorcycle or Motor Scooter TIPIC, the rider must be at least age 15 years, six months and pass a motorcycle or motor scooter knowledge test. To prepare, study the Ohio Motorcycle Operator’s Manual and section four of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws.

The applicant may go to any driver exam station to take the knowledge test and vision screening to begin the temporary permit process. Prior to testing, applicants must provide proof of:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (if assigned)

Click HERE for more information about acceptable documents.

Please Note: If the knowledge test is failed, the applicant must wait one day to retest.

Once the knowledge test and vision screening are passed, the applicant can proceed to a deputy registrar license agency to purchase a motorcycle or motor scooter TIPIC within 60 days of passing the test. Applicants must provide proof of:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (if assigned)
  • Ohio residency
  • Citizenship or legal presence

Click HERE for more information about acceptable documents.

Please Note: A parent or legal guardian must sign permission for the TIPIC for applicants under age 18.

The TIPIC is valid for one year from the date of purchase. If it expires, the rider must start over. The rider must carry the TIPIC at all times when operating a motorcycle or motor scooter.

  • May ride during daylight hours only
  • No passengers
  • No riding on interstates or congested roads
  • Must wear a helmet and protective eyewear

Completing the Iron Pony Riding Academy Basic Rider System or Basic Rider System Returning Rider course will earn the registrant a completion card that will bypass the state motorcycle skills test. The completion card expires 60 days after issue. If the completion card expires, a new card will not be issued and the registrant must retake the course at full price.