REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS TO OBTAIN A MOTORCYCLE LICENSE IN TEXAS
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- Requirements for passing are:
- 100% attendance of all activities during scheduled class. The course is composed of building blocks & each new skill is based on what you learned in the previous exercise. No exercises are postponed or made up.
- minimum 80% grade on written knowledge test that is based on classroom participation & the reading material in the workbook you receive.
- a maximum of 20 points on the riding skills evaluation which is based on the range practice sessions & the students ability to demonstrate his/her necessary criteria.
- A minor must present the original for inspection, either an unrestricted driver’s license, or a driver’s permit, or a numbered DE certificate (DE-964 or DE-964E) at to beginning the first class. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this requirement prior to beginning class. A student will not be allowed to continue without submitting this form at or before the first class.(NO REFUND OR MAKEUP IS ALLOWED)
- A minor must have written parental consent. The “Course Waiver”, the “Consent For Treatment Of A Minor”, and the “DPS Student Information Form” must be completed & signed PRIOR to the first scheduled range activity. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain & submit these forms if he is under 18 years old. A student will not be allowed to continue without these forms submitted. If not offered these forms, please be sure to request. If these forms are not completed in presence of the Instructor or another RiderCourse Designee, they must be witnessed by another adult.(NO REFUND OR MAKEUP IS ALLOWED)
Requirements to obtain license after Passing the Course
- There is a “cc” requirement for 15 year olds. 250 cc’s is the maximum legal size motorcycle that a 15 year old is licensed to operate. This restriction is removed at age 16 years. (A moped license is only for a moped that is under 50cc or less and not a Honda. Anything else requires a full m/c license.)
- A minor must still take both the written and riding test from the DPS for his motorcycle endorsement, If he/she does not possess an unrestricted driver’s license. Passing the Basic Rider Couse only waives the driving portion of the licensing test for persons who already have an unrestricted license, not a permit.
Road test requirements for DPS testing are as follows:
- Completion of the written DPS test first. He/she must present proof of both the Basic Rider Course and Driver's Education requirements.
- A motorcycle of appropriate “cc” that is properly registered, licensed, inspected & insured. 250 cc is legal for minors under age 16 effective September 1, 1999.
- A auto that is properly registered, licensed, inspected & insured to transport the Examiner during the road test.
- An already licensed motorcyclist to drive the above auto with the examiner. because the permit received after the written test only allows you to ride in sight of a licensed motorcyclist.
We suggest that you wear proper riding attire as taught in the course & be very courteous as your license depends on this Examiner’s opinion of you.
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The licensing information on this page was derived from information gathered from the Texas Department of Transportation. For more information, please visit their website.