To operate a motorcycle in Nebraska, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At age 16, you can apply for a Class M Provisional Operator's Permit (POP) or a POP with a motorcycle endorsement. At age 17, you can apply for a Class M license. A motorcycle permit, endorsement, or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
To receive a Class M permit or motorcycle endorsement, you must apply, submit your documentation, complete the required coursework and driving hours, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle written test, and pay the fees. You are not required to take the written test if you have completed a motorcycle safety course and hold a learner's permit (LPD) or school permit (SCP). To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, knowledge exam, and motorcycle skills test. If you already hold a Class M POP or LPD, or a permit with a motorcycle endorsement, the written test may be waived.
Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle written test contains 25 questions about road rules and safe riding practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail the skills test three times, you must complete a driver training course or hold an LPD for 90 days before you can test again.