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October 01, 2013
DALLAS -- Eight Oregon Department of Motor Vehicle offices, including the one in Dallas, ended motorcycle skills testing as of Tuesday.
Under legislation passed in 2009, Oregon is phasing in a rider education requirement in place of DMV skills testing. You can get a motorcycle endorsement on your currently valid Oregon driver license by presenting a rider education certificate from TEAM OREGON at a DMV field office.
The rider education requirement is being phased in by age. During 2013, if you are under age 51 you must complete an approved motorcycle rider education course if you do not have a valid motorcycle endorsement from another state.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, the rider education requirement will apply to applicants under 61 years old. As of Jan. 1, 2015, the education requirement will apply to all applicants because the phase-in of the rider education requirement will be complete.
In Oregon, the approved motorcycle rider education course is provided by TEAM OREGON.
Visit http://team-oregon.org for more information.
If you are not required to get the rider education certificate, you have the option of instead passing a motorcycle endorsement knowledge test and a motorcycle skills test at DMV. As of Oct. 1, 16 DMV field offices will still provide motorcycle skills testing.