To operate a motorcycle in Utah, you must have a motorcycle permit or a motorcycle endorsement on your license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). At age 16, you can apply for a motorcycle permit. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
To receive a motorcycle permit, you must hold a valid Utah driver's license, submit an application and the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the written exam, and pay the fees. After you have received your permit and practiced riding your motorcycle, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. You will need to bring in your motorcycle permit, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle skills test. The motorcycle skills test may be waived if you successfully complete a Motorcycle Foundation Beginner Rider Course (BRC).
Tests are scheduled through the DPS. The motorcycle written test contains 25 questions about road rules and safe driving practices. 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.