Driver License Requirement

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV) requires that all students possess a valid car driver license in order to take the Basic RiderCourse or BRC2- License Wavier Course.

NO DRIVERS LICENSE
If you are planning to get a Driver’s License, MSS recommends securing that D endorsement first. After you possess a driver’s license, then, come to our course to learn how to ride a motorcycle and test for the DMV Road Test Waiver. This is the fast track to get your motorcycle license!

If you never plan to obtain a Driver’s License, you can learn how to ride a motorcycle with private lessons at Motorcycle Safety School, and then take the DMV Motorcycle Road Test.  It is required to take either a five-hour pre-licensing course or a driver education course before you can make the DMV motorcycle road test appointment.

OUT-OF-STATE DRIVERS LICENSE
Students who possess a car driver’s license from outside of New York State can only take the Basic RiderCourse for educational purposes ONLY.  However, some states will recognize the New York State Road Test Waiver, but the student must confirm with their home state.  Motorcycle Safety School is ONLY providing the motorcycle education.  Out-of-State Licenses are not valid for the Basic RiderCourse 2 – License Waiver course. If you want to get a New York State license, review the rules here.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVER LICENSE
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will only recognize driver’s licenses from New York for the DMV Road Test Waiver.  If you possess an international driver license, you can take the MSF Basic RiderCourse for educational purposes ONLY.  The NYS DMV will not recognize an International Driver’s License for the M endorsement. Motorcycle Safety School is ONLY providing the motorcycle education. International Licenses are not valid for the Basic RiderCourse 2 – License Waiver course.

JUNIOR OPERATOR DRIVER LICENSE
All students must be age 18 and older to take courses or lessons at Motorcycle Safety School.

DMV Locations
Be prepared before you go! Confirm the hours and address or schedule a time for the motorcycle permit test!