To operate a motorcycle in Vermont, you must have a motorcycle permit or endorsement on your driver's or junior driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a motorcycle learner's permit or endorsement. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped legally on public roads.
To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the motorcycle written exam, and pay the fees. If you successfully complete a Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program, the written exam will be waived. To receive a motorcycle endorsement, you must currently hold a driver's or junior driver's license. Additionally, you will need to apply, submit the required documentation, pass the written exam and the riding skills test, and pay the fees. In Vermont, there is an annual fee for a motorcycle endorsement.
Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle written test contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.