ID card icon Motorcycle License (Class M)

A Class M License authorizes a license holder to operate a motorcycle or three-wheeled motor vehicle. For more information, obtain a copy of the Motorcycle Operator Manual.

When applying for your initial Class M License you must bring the following documentation to the DMV: 

See Renewals if you are renewing your Class M License.

Minimum Age

17. Individuals under the age of 18 may not apply until they have held a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) for at least 12 months and have not accumulated three or more points on their driving record during the previous 12 month period.

Testing

All applicants for a Class M license that fail three successive drive tests will not be eligible to reapply until they:

  • Show proof of successful completion of a DMV approved driver training course, or
  • Have held a LPD for at least 90 days.

Individuals under 18:

  • That have been issued a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) for at least 12 months and have not accumulated three or more points on their driving record during the previous 12 month period are required to take a vision test. The POP must be a Class M POP or have the motorcycle endorsement on it.
  • New residents surrendering a valid out-of-state license must meet the POP requirements.

Individuals over 18:

  • Who have held a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) within the last 24 month period are required to take a vision test. The POP must be a Class M POP or have the motorcycle endorsement on it.
  • Applying for a first time license, who have never held a Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) are required to take vision, written and drive tests. Written test may be waived for individuals who have been issued a Nebraska learner’s permit (LPD) that is valid or expired for no more than one year (Class M or Class O with motorcycle endorsement).
  • If a person is unable to surrender the out-of-state License or the license is more than a year expired both written and driving tests are required. Only the written test is required when the license is less than a year expired.

A “Z” restriction will be placed on the license when a scooter only, electric motorcycle only, 3-wheel motorcycle only is used during the drive test. Other restrictions as determined by Driver Licensing Staff may also be placed on the license.

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Download the Motorcycle
Operator Manual

NOTE: You may need to set your printer setting to "Booklet" if you wish to print off the entire manual, as printing page by page, may lose the page numbers and headings.

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Motorcycle Skills
Testing

Find the location and time(s) available in your area to take the Motorcycle Skills Test.

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Approved Motorcycle Rider
Courses in Nebraska

The motorcycle written and drive test may be waived if applicant can show successful completion of a Nebraska approved motorcycle safety education program within the past 24 months.

Motorcycle License (Class M) Fees

Type of Document Fee Security Surcharge Total
Valid for 5 years $24.00 $2.50 $26.50
Valid for more than 3 years but not more than 4 years* $19.00 $2.50 $21.50
Valid for more than 2 years but not more than 3 years* $14.00 $2.50 $16.50
Valid for more than 1 year but not more than 2 years* $10.00 $2.50 $12.50
Valid for 1 year or less* $5.00 $2.50 $7.50
 
Bioptic or telescopic lens restriction:
Valid for more than 1 year but not more than 2 years $10.00 $2.50 $12.50
Valid for 1 year or less $5.00 $2.50 $7.50
 
Replacement $11.00 $2.50 $13.50
Change of class, endorsement or restriction $5.00 $2.50 $7.50

* Licenses, permits and state identification cards must be issued for a full 5 year period unless:

  • license, permit or ID card was issued to an individual who is not yet 21 years of age, but will be 21 years of age less than 5 years from the date of issuance resulting in the license, permit or ID card being valid for less than the full 5 year period;
  • license or permit has a bioptic or telescoptic restriction (renewal is required yearly);
  • CDL holder with Hazardous Material endorsement (expiration date is based on date of Security Threat Assessment);
  • the applicant is presenting a USCIS document (the expiration of the Nebraska document will be tied to the expiration date of the USCIS document);