Rhode Island requires a special license to operate a motorcycle and the completion of a motorcycle safety course provided by the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). For more information please call (401) 825-1214.

Forms and Fees

  • Bring the CCRI motorcycle safety certificate and a valid RI license to any DMV branch location.
  • Refer to the third page of the License/ID/Permit Application for a list of documents needed to perform this transaction.

Things to Know

  • The motorcycle permit is valid for 18 months.
  • After the minimum 30 day period, return to any DMV branch location with the motorcycle permit and valid RI license to receive your motorcycle license.
  • If you already hold a motorcycle license in another state and are applying for your Rhode Island license, the DMV will convert your existing endorsement to your new Rhode Island driver's license.

Out of State Travel: DMV statement regarding motorcycle endorsement, for use when traveling out of state.