To operate a motorcycle in Arkansas, you must obtain a Class M license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). The state offers three different types of motorcycle licenses: Class MD, MB, and M. The MD license allows minors 14 to 16 years old to operate a motorbike, scooter, or moped. The Class MB certificate allows minors 14 to 16 years old to drive a motorbike displacing 50 cc or less. The Class M license allows anyone 16 and older to operate a motorcycle.
To receive a motorcycle certificate or license, you must submit your documentation, complete an application, pass the vision screening and written exam, and pay the fees. To receive a Class M license, you must either successfully complete an approved motorcycle safety course or pass the motorcycle road skills exam.
Tests are scheduled through the Arkansas State Police. The written exam contains 25 questions about safety and basic skills included in the Arkansas Motorcycle Operator Manual. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle road skills test examines how well you know your motorcycle and your ability to operate it in various conditions. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.