To operate a motorcycle in Nevada, you must have a Class M driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you are under the age of 18 when you apply, you must comply with the Nevada teen driving requirements. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
You have the option to apply for a motorcycle instruction permit before receiving a full Class M license. To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. To apply for a Class M license, you must meet the instruction permit requirements, pass the motorcycle skills test, and pay the fees. Applicants also have the option to complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified course, which will waive the required tests.
The tests are taken at your local DMV. The test contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. You must pass the knowledge test before you will be allowed to take the motorcycle skills test.