The category was previously called M and was a national category
Category AM is an international category. If you are driving a moped outside of Norway and hold a category M driving licence, we recommend that you replace your driving licence and have category AM added to it.
If you have or acquire a driving licence for a motorcycle or car, you will be entitled to drive all types of mopeds.
The minimum age for driving a moped is 16; however, it is 18 in category AM 147 when the unladen weight of the three- or four-wheeled moped exceeds 150 kg (minus the weight of the batteries, if electrically powered).
Category AM 145 (two-wheeled moped)
This category applies to driving a two-wheeled moped on the basis of having achieved the minimum age without completing compulsory training. In addition to two-wheeled mopeds, holders of category AM 145 driving licences are also entitled to drive three- or four-wheeled mopeds with an unladen weight not exceeding 150 kg (minus the weight of the batteries, if electrically powered).
Driving licence requirement for mopeds
On 1 January 2005, a driving licence requirement was introduced for persons who had previously driven a moped without having completed compulsory training and without having had to carry proof of their driving entitlement. The new requirement applies to persons who do not hold a driving licence in any other category, who turned 20 before 1 January 2005 and who are in possession of the requisite skills; cf. the Driving Licence Regulations, Appendix 6 Section 11. Your driving entitlement is contingent upon you holding a category AM licence with code 145.
Persons covered by these rules must therefore contact a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office in order to be issued such a driving licence, after their criminal record and health have been checked. The health requirements are the same as for passenger cars.
Category AM 146 (two-wheeled moped)
This category applies to two-wheeled mopeds. In addition, you can drive a three- or four-wheeled moped with an unladen weight not exceeding 150 kg (minus the weight of the batteries, if electrically powered).
On 1 January 2005, category AM 146 was introduced as a new driving licence category. Applicants must pass a theoretical riding test after having documented that they have completed compulsory moped training. The applicant’s criminal record and health will be checked before a driving licence is issued. The health requirements are the same as for passenger cars.
Category AM 146 replaces the moped driving licence that was previously issued upon completion of compulsory training, but without the learner having to take a practical riding test. As long as the moped driving licence still documents the driving entitlement, it is not necessary to replace it with a category AM 146 driving licence for driving in Norway.
Category AM147 (three- and four-wheeled mopeds)
This category applies to three- or four-wheel mopeds, including so-called “moped cars” (quadricycles). A moped car refers to a four-wheeled moped with a body, steering wheel, pedals and controls corresponding to those in a passenger car. As a result of all this equipment, the unladen weight of these vehicles will always exceed 150 kg.
Minimum age requirement
If you are under 18 and obtain a licence for Category T tractors, you are entitled to drive three- and four-wheeled mopeds with a weight restriction of 150 kg, To indicate this entitlement, Code 149 is entered on your licence card. When you turn 18, the weight restriction is cancelled, and next time a licence card is issued to you it will carry T Code 147.
Even if you are not yet 18, you can extend your licence from Category T149 to T147 by taking the safety course on the road for Category AM147. This will entitle you to drive three- and four-wheeled mopeds in Norway. In order to obtain a driving entitlement that is also valid outside of Norway, you need to pass the theory test for AM 147.