Motorcycle Safety

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All Motorcycle Safety Courses are developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), taught by professional rider coaches, recognized and approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). All course hours for licensing, skill practice and retest courses are approximate.


Motorcycle Safety Offseason

Our Motorcycle season has ended for 2019. Motorcycle safety courses will start again in March 2020 during our spring term. 

The Spring Schedule and Registration for Spring courses with WDCE starts November 25, 2019. 

All Motorcycle Licensing Courses Include:

Online eCourse – This course is approximately 3 hours, online interactive video learning, created by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Completion of this online course is mandatory and is a prerequisite for the rest of the course. 
Classroom – Each Course will have a dedicated classroom portion at an affiliated campus focusing on safe riding strategies and practices and a knowledge test. Completing the classroom is a prerequisite for the riding section of the course. 
Riding Session – Each Course will have dedicated riding hours on our range taught my MSF Rider Coaches. A riding skill test is the final evaluation for the course.


Motorcycle Course Information

Register / Schedule / Cost

Licensing Course – This Maryland MVA-certified Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (BRC), is approximately an 18-hour course designed for those who have little or no riding experience, or who haven’t ridden in a long time. It includes distance learning (MSF 3-hour eCourse), classroom (5 hours), and riding instruction (10 hours) on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary for an individual to begin and/or practice street riding.  

Motorcycles are provided. You must wear appropriate range gear/attire. Upon successful completion of both a knowledge and riding skills test, you will receive a certificate and course completion card recognized by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.  for Motorcycle Skills Licensure requirements, also known as “M” Endorsement.  

Note: Students will not be admitted to class after the class start time; we encourage all students to arrive 20 minutes early.  

Textbook provided in class. Class materials, eCourse instructions and correspondence will be sent to your MyMC email account and any secondary email you have on your MyMC account. E-course must be completed before first class session; must bring printed certificate to first class.

Licensing Course – This course is NOT for beginners! This approximately eleven-hour course is for individuals that have current street riding experience and are seeking a class “M” license. This course includes three hours of formal classroom and five hours of riding exercises. It also includes three hours of independent study done at home via an online eCourse prior to class. 

Participants are encouraged to use their own motorcycle by transporting them legally to the range. Upon successful completion of both a knowledge and riding skills test, you will receive a certificate and course completion card recognized by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.  

Class materials, eCourse instructions and correspondence will be sent to your MYMC email account and any secondary email you have on your MYMC account. eCourse must be completed before first class session; must bring printed certificate to first class.

Basic Rider Course – Skill Practice (BRC-SP)

Basic Skill Enhancement Course. This is a five hour on-cycle program consists of select BRC riding exercises. It is for riders who have participated, passed, failed or have been counseled out of a BRC to practice the basic riding skills. There is no formal classroom instruction. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. This course is not a licensing course and students will not receive a license waiver or completion card.

Required Prerequisite: Basic Rider Course (BRC) within the last calendar year. Students will be required to provide proof of previous registration before being eligible for scheduling.


Basic Rider Course 2 – Skill Practice (BRC2-SP)

Advanced Skill Course. This is a half-day on-cycle program consisting of riding exercises only and there is no testing. This course is for riders who currently possess a motorcycle license and own an insured motorcycle. There is no formal classroom instruction. Riders use their personal motorcycle in this class. It is a perfect way for you to practice and refresh your riding skills.

Required: After registering, students will be required to present a valid motorcycle license and proof of insurance to a member of the program before being eligible for scheduling.


Sessions will be created and scheduled as needed and as students register and pay the course fees.
*Any date listed with registration confirmation is not the date of the Skill Practice Session. The student must contact the program or wait for an email confirming registration to begin the scheduling process.*


Licensing Retest – This course is for students who have taken, yet failed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Basic Rider Course at Montgomery College. Students are required to pass the state preparatory licensing test in order to obtain a certification to apply for an M driver license endorsement. This course should be taken within 30 days of completing the Motorcycle BRC or BRC2-LW.
Motorcycle Safety Frequently Asked Questions and Statistics


When you take our Courses:

Each course is taught only in English – All class content including discussions, text reading, exercises and exams are conducted and administered in English and translators are not allowed. 

Please arrive early to the classroom session – students are expected to be on time/early for their class. Refer to the student email reminder (sent 2 weeks before the first in-person classroom session) for classroom location and a link to a campus map. Due to MVA and MSF guidelines, any students who arrive after the class has started will not be allowed to participate. 

Wear appropriate gear to riding session(s) – students are expected to arrive and ride motorcycles in safe attire. Montgomery College has helmets, eye protection and gloves available to students to borrow. The attire is as follows: 
Long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy long pants (NO HOLES), over-the-ankle NON-canvas footwear with a low heel, eye protection (such as eyeglasses, sunglasses, goggles), DOT-approved full-faced helmet (equipped with a face shield) or ¾ helmet (with eye protection), and full-fingered gloves. Our instructors will review your attire when you arrive at the range. 


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All Montgomery College motorcycle courses are administered by following the curriculum and guidelines created by the Motorcycle Safety Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. For more information, workforce-development-continuing-education/transportation-safety Please check our BRC or BRC2-LW Registration/ Schedule/ Cost for more information. You may register for a class by web, fax, mail, or in-person. If you register Online, you must create and access your "MYMC account" to select an appropriate class.  Alternatively, student may register at any WD&CE Customer Service Office. See Registration Information, Options and Policies for more information on Customer Service locations and information on how to register by Web.