2 Wheel Motorcycle Endorsement

Washington Motorcycle Safety Training

Welcome to the Motorcycle World

Getting your motorcycle endorsement requires you passing a permit Knowledge and Skills test followed by an endorsement level Knowledge and Skills test. Riders must first obtain a motorcycle permit before they can obtain their full endorsement. To get your motorcycle endorsement you need to pass 4 tests in total. 

Permit level and endorsement level safety courses include a DOL Knowledge test and Skills test that corresponds with the course level.

Step #1

Permit Course

Designed to help you successfully pass the permit Knowledge and permit Skills tests

Step #2

Endorsement Course

designed to help you successfully pass the endorsement Knowledge and Skills tests

Little Motorcycle Experience

’s beginner motorcycle permit qualifying courses provide two 3 hour classroom sessions and two 5 hour range sessions designed to help you successfully pass the permit knowledge and permit skills tests included with your course, preparing you to become an educated and responsible rider. Motorcycle endorsement qualifying 8 hour courses include a 3 hour classroom session and a 5 hour range session designed to help you successfully pass the motorcycle endorsement Knowledge and endorsement Skills tests included with your course, preparing you to become an educated and responsible rider.

Now you are starting to become comfortable on a motorcycle and understand the operation of a clutch. You are ready for the beginner Permit Qualifying course. ’s 16 hour  two wheel motorcycle course is designed for beginning motorcycle riders. To register you do not need any prior motorcycle experience but should be able to  comfortably ride a bicycle. 

This course offer the basics of motorcycling and rider safety skills at a pace that is appropriate for new riders, or riders returning to motorcycling. Classroom sessions cover important topics for novice riders and information to help you pass the Washington permit Knowledge test. Range exercises include starting, stopping, shifting, riding in a straight line, cornering, swerving, and quick stops.

motorcycles students learning to ride grouped together on their motorcycles

Once you have passed the permit Knowledge and Skills tests and are a confident rider, you are ready for an endorsement qualifying course. You must have a valid Washington motorcycle permit to take the endorsement course.​

Little Motorcycle Experience

Motorcycle endorsement qualifying courses are for riders that have a current Washington motorcycle permit and are ready to earn their full motorcycle endorsement. ‘s endorsement qualifying classroom session covers advanced street riding skills, improving your perception of hazards and hazardous situations, allowing you to self-evaluate your level of risk taking. Range exercises will practice advanced braking, cornering, hazard avoidance and handling techniques.

Endorsement qualifying 8 hour courses include a 3 hour classroom session and a 5 hour range session designed to help you successfully pass the endorsement knowledge and endorsement skills tests included with your course.

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Washington Motorcycle Safety Training

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To check availability by location and sign up for a 2 wheel motorcycle course click on the register button for more info. If there is no availability, please contact the office for Standby and wait list.

Motorcycle Endorsement

Riders must first obtain a motorcycle permit before they can obtain their full endorsement.

Department of Licensing

WMST is an approved provider of Washington's Department of Licensing 2 wheel and 3 wheel motorcycle training courses as well as permit and endorsement Skills and Knowledge testing.

Permit

DOL testing included
$ 325 16 hours of training
2 day course
  • 6 hours in the classroom
  • Permit Knowledge test
  • 10 hours riding on the range
  • Permit Skills test
Step #1

Prices as of 2022

Endorsement

DOL testing included
$ 225 8 hours of training
1 day course
  • 3 hours in the classroom
  • Endorsement Knowledge test
  • 5 hours riding on the range
  • Endorsement Skills test
Step #2

Prices as of 2022

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Getting your motorcycle endorsement in Washington requires you passing a permit Knowledge and Skills test followed by an endorsement level Knowledge and Skills test.

Riders must first obtain a motorcycle permit before they can obtain their full endorsement