Do I have to take a PA motorcycle safety course or drivers ed? Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program

No, it’s not a requirement to take a PA motorcycle safety course to get a motorcycle license, but it is a very strong suggestion. Motorcycling riding requires a different skill set than required for driving a car and, without that skill set, can be dangerous.

PennDOT offers the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), which is a driver training course offering:

  • The Beginner Riders Course: 15 hours of class time and riding instruction on motorcycles (provided). Those who pass will be issued a motorcycle driver license (see note below), if they began with a permit.
  • The Experienced Riders Course: For the motorcycle rider with a motorcycle permit or with some experience. One day of instruction; at the end, you get the motorcycle license. You need your own motorcycle for this course.
NOTE: Passing one of these motorcycle driver training courses (typically the Beginner Riders Course) means you do not have to pass the skills or road portion of your motorcycle test. It’s waived, and you get your motorcycle license immediately.

Preparing for the Written Motorcycle Test

Whether or not you take one of these motorcycle drivers ed courses, you’ll have to pass the written motorcycle test to get a motorcycle permit. The written motorcycle test is not the same as the test to get a drivers license.

Study the motorcycle law manual, available from PennDOT, and then take a practice test or two based on the manual. You can purchase these from an online drivers ed course. You can also check the PennDOT website to see if they have a free test.

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