In order to operate a motorcycle, you need a Motorcycle Endorsement on your driver’s license. The following will appear on the front of the driver's license under the expiration date: MOTORCYCLE ALSO or MOTORCYCLE ONLY.
To obtain an endorsement you are required to take a class and pass the Basic Rider Course through the Florida Rider Training Program website. Information is available on where to find approved sponsors who teach the course in Sarasota. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation card on the last day of class. The sponsor will submit the pass results electronically to this office. Within one year of receiving the results, you must visit a driver's license office to have the endorsement added to your driver's license. If the motorcycle endorsement is not added to the driver's license within one year, the test results will be invalidated and you will be required to retake the course.