OK, not sure which heading for this one, so here goes...
24 yr old nephew with NJ Drivers License and no M endorsement wants to move to CA this year. He's there now visiting and friends there are telling him to get into riding and get the M license. He wants to do MSF school in CA now. He is not a resident there. The MSF schools out there will take your money for the course with an out-of state-license. NJ will not honor CA MSF certificate for NJ M license endorsement.
It's kind of the cart before the horse the way I see it. My advice to his dad and him has been to get his M endorsement in NJ using an MSF course in NJ and then dealing with the resident license transfer to CA when that time comes. Junior is putting up some resistance saying he can do the MSF in CA now and get legal before establishing residency. Doesn't sound right.
Also, looking down the road, does CA DMV honor out-of-state motorcycle endorsements for new resident license transfers?
What am I missing and what can I tell his Dad?