Customized Training Services

Public Safety:  Motorcycle Safety Training



motorcycle safety center

Exam stations and road and written
testing dates/times are
available from
the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver Vehicle Service

Pre-registration is required for courses.

Class materials need to be mailed at least one week prior to training.

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Motorcyle Safety Training

Course Descriptions

Basic Rider Course (BRC)
The Basic RiderCourse is designed with the beginner in mind, but is a challenge even to experienced riders.  Our curriculum and materials are supplied by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and our instructors are MSF-certified. The course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction, with high-quality, personalized coaching and several hours of practice riding. We also provide the motorcycles, free of charge.

Riders 18 and over can earn their motorcycle license by successfully completing the course.

Basic Rider Course Eligibility Requirements:

  • Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received.

  • Participants must have a valid driver’s license or driver’s permit and be at least 15 years of age.

  • Participants must furnish their own protective clothing:  eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle footwear, and DOT-approved helmet.

  • Participants must be able to balance and ride a bicycle.

  • To successfully complete the course, 100 percent attendance is required.

  • Participants 18 years of age or older may take advantage of the State Skill Test Waiver and receive their motorcycle endorsement. To qualify for the skill test waiver, you must have your permit in your possession when taking the Basic Rider Course skill test. Expired permits are accepted if they have been expired for less than one year.

Note: All Basic Rider courses run from Friday 5:00 - 9:30 p.m., then Saturday & Sunday either from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (morning session) or 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. (afternoon session).

Experienced Rider Course (ERC)
If you’re comfortable on your own motorcycle and ready to try something new, the ERC is exactly what you’re looking for. Based on findings from motorcycle crash research, the classroom discussion covers perception and hazard awareness, riding strategy, traction, and risk management. Braking, cornering, and swerving techniques are practiced during the on-cycle exercises. We recommend that you have at least one year or 1000 miles riding experience before enrolling in this course.

Motorized Bicycle (Moped) Course
This 4½ hour course includes moped rules and regulations, defensive riding techniques, protective clothing, and alcohol information. Any 15 year-old who wants to ride a moped on the street must complete this course to obtain a moped instruction permit. Anyone 16 or older with a valid driver’s license may legally ride a moped on-street. Students 14 years old are eligible to take this course, but must wait until they turn 15 years old to apply for the moped permit.


Barb Hubley, Support Staff