Under 18

Important Information for 16 and 17 year-olds

Students under 18 years of age must take and successfully complete a Pennsylvania motorcycle safety program Basic RiderCourse before the student can receive a motorcycle license.

To be eligible to take the skill exam, the student must have a motorcycle’s learner’s permit for at least 6 months and have 65 hours of supervised riding. Students who have not met these requirements cannot be licensed through one of the courses.

An eligible 16 or 17 year old may take the skill exam at a PennDOT Driver License Center, or take the skill exam at the conclusion of either a Basic RiderCourse (BRC) or Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2).

Students that are not yet eligible to be licensed are welcome to participate in the BRC. The hours spent in the class and on the range apply to their sixty-five hour supervised riding requirement. Upon successful completion of the course participants receive a certificate of participation.

For more information on motorcycle learners permits for 16 and 17 year olds, visit The Department of Transportation.