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Program Administration/Rider Education

No State-Legislated Rider Education Program in Arkansas

Licensing Requirements

  • $5 issuance fee
  • Rider must be at least 14
  • Successful completion of eye exam
  • Successful completion of knowledge exam
  • Valid for 2 years
  • If under age 18, rider must hold a permit for 6 months and have parental consent before applying for license,


  • $15 fee
  • Rider must be 16 with or without successful completion of a rider education course.
  • Motorcycle endorsement must be renewed every 5 years.

Operator Licensing
Testing and Training Responsibilities

  • Testing agency: State Police
  • Third-party testing: None
  • Agency responsible for training examiners: N/A

Knowledge and Skills Tests Used

  • Knowledge test used: Local
  • Skills test used: Local on-street


  • Rider education waiver: Yes
  • Reciprocity for rider education completed in
    another State:
  • Reciprocal license waiver: Yes

Operator and Vehicle Characteristics

  • Motorcycle operators licensed: 94,316
  • Registered motorcycles: 26,121
  • New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensing without rider education: N/A
  • Operators without license or proper endorsement: N/A

Motorcyclist Licensing System

  • Graduated licensing: None
  • Tiered licensing: None

Public Information and Education

  • Operator’s manual used: Local
  • Annual budget for public information and education: None