AN “M” CLASSIFICATION ON A LICENSE QUALIFIES A MOTORIST TO DRIVE ANY MOTORCYCLE OR MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE.


Why is it important to be properly licensed?

Many people ride motorcycles without proper classification. In fact, over 20 percent of motorcyclists do not have the proper classification. This means they have never tested for or proved to be capable of operating a motorcycle safely.

So, how safe do you feel knowing over 20 percent of motorcyclists on the road never earned their “M” classification through the CRSTP or a Secretary of State written and riding test? Do you have your license or know someone without the proper license classification? Spread the message to Ride Legal in Illinois because it is more than just illegal, it is dangerous.

How You Can Earn Your “M” Classification!

If You Are 18 Years and Older* If You Are 16 to 17 Years Old

Step 1: Complete an optional Cycle Rider Safety Training Course.

Step 2: Successfully earn your completion card.

Step 3: Present your completion card at an Illinois Secretary of State driver’s facility; no testing required.*

Step 1: Taking a Cycle Rider Safety Training Course is REQUIRED for an “M” endorsement!

Step 2: Successfully earn your completion card.

Step 3: Present completion card at an Illinois Secretary of State driver’s facility and take the written and driving exam.

*If you are 18 years of age or older participating in a FREE Motorcycle Safety Course is recommended. If you choose not to, you may obtain your license at an SOS Driver’s Services Facility by successfully passing a driving and written examination.

For a complete list of additional materials required at time of exam, please visit the Illinois Secretary of State's Website.