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How Do I Get a Motorcycle License in Albuquerque

Costs Include MVD Express Convenience Fee + All Applicable State Fees and Tax.

MotorcycleIf the call of the open road is calling to you but you’re wondering where to get a motorcycle license in New Mexico, MVD express is the place for all of your MVD motorcycle licenses needs.

How Do I Get a Motorcycle License

In the state of New Mexico, applying for a motorcycle license requires:

    • A motorcycle license test
    • A road test
    • The completion of a motorcycle safety course
    • A combination of the three

The type or types of tests you will need are determined by your age and the type of motorcycle you are planning on driving.

MVD Motorcycle License Requirements and Restrictions

There are three types of motorcycle licenses in New Mexico:

    New Class M 13+ License

      • Required to be 13 years of age or older
      • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
      • Motorcycles must be under 100cc
      • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
      • Must wear a helmet
      • No passengers are allowed
      • License will have Y or Z endorsement ONLY

    New Class M 15+ License

      • Required to be 15 years of age or older
      • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
      • Motorcycle license test is waived
      • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
      • Must wear a helmet
      • An instruction permit with a motorcycle endorsement may not carry a passenger while operating a motorcycle.
      • Will receive a license with W, Y, or Z endorsement (endorsement may be added to a Permit, Provisional or Driver’s License)

    New Class M 18+ License

      • Required to be 18 years of age or older
      • Required to take a written motorcycle license test and a road test on a motorcycle the size of the sought endorsement (test waived with completion of Motorcycle Safety Course—Basic Rider Course)
      • Will receive a motorcycle license with W, Y or Z endorsement or W, Y or Z endorsement may be added to driver’s license based on size of motorcycle used to complete test

Please note that any proofs of residency must be original and not older than 90 days. Any documents for proof of residency over 90 days old will not be accepted.

Once you have completed the required course work, bring all proofs of completion to MVD Express along with:

    • Original State-Issued Birth Certificate or Certified Copy
    • Social Security card
    • 2 proofs of residency (an Affidavit of Residency can be signed to prove teen residency. Form can be obtained at MVD Express)
    • A parent or guardian (if their signature is required)
    • Eyeglasses or contacts for the vision test (if you need them)
    • Proof of motorcycle license test or road test completion

Motorcycle licenses are $18 or a four-year license and $34 for an eight-year license.

MVD Express—The Place for Your MVD Motorcycle License Needs

If you’re wondering where to get a motorcycle license, look no further than MVD Express. We are here to meet all of your motorcycle licensing needs with knowledgeable, helpful and fast service so that you can Get In, Get Out and Get Going!

Call us at 505-294-1732 or in Las Cruces at 575-373-1367

MVD Express is proud to serve New Mexico with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.