Continuing Education & Workforce Training

Motorcycle Safety Training

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This 17-hour course is designed for the novice rider who has little or no riding experience. It includes seven hours classroom and 10 hours of riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary to practice street riding. The course will cover responsible riding, selecting proper riding gear, and defensive riding strategies. Hands-on practice will include clutch-throttle control, stopping, turning, shifting, and basic crash avoidance skills. Participants who do not achieve the minimum performance standards will not be allowed to continue in the course and will not receive a refund. Instructors are certified by both the Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Note: It would be helpful if you are able to ride a bicycle.

To be prepared to participate in the first class session you must read pages 5 through 24, Unit II, Risk Awareness through all of Unit III in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation BRC Rider Handbook. You can view the book from this link, but you cannot print it.

To pass the course, riders must participate in all course sessions, pass a written knowledge test, and riding skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card and Completion Certificate. Certificate holders are eligible to receive their Class "M" license added to their MD license at the MVA. Out of state license holders receive only the MSF Completion Card, not the Maryland MVA Completion Certificate. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get his or her license. All students pay $299 course fee (includes $35 MVA fee).

Requirements for BRC

  • You must be eligible to apply for a Maryland license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear and rain gear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be DOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class. If you are late you may not be admitted. It is your responsibility to be in class on time.

Alternate Basic Rider Course (ABRC)

Designed for individuals that have some riding experience, this seven-hour course provides another way to earn a Class "M" license without having to take the full 17-hour basic rider course. All learning activities are conducted on the riding range located at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills campus. Instructors are certified by both the Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

To enroll in this course, you must be able to:

  • Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion
  • Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area
  • Execute gradual and tight turns
  • Shift gears smoothly
  • Achieve a speed of least 25 mph

During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and will have to pay an additional fee to enroll in a Basic Rider Course.

To pass this course, riders must pass a knowledge and skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card and Completion Certificate. Certificate holders are eligible to receive their Class “M” license added to their MD license at the MVA. Out-of-State license holders receive only the MSF Completion Card, not the Maryland MVA Completion Certificate. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get his or her license. All students pay $199 course fee (includes $35 MVA fee).

Requirements for ABRC

  • You must be eligible to apply for a Maryland license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over- the-ankle footwear and rain gear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be DOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class. If you are late you may not be admitted. It is your responsibility to be in class on time.
  • You may elect to use a program training motorcycle or your own personal motorcycle as long as it is street legal, in good operating condition, passes a pre-ride check, and is transported to the training site legally.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

Formally known as the Experienced Rider Course (ERC), this six-hour course is for the licensed motorcyclist who wants to improve or refresh his or her skill or who has recently completed the Basic Rider Course and wants additional practice on their personal motorcycle. The class consists of nine riding exercises.  Eight of the exercises are borrowed from the Basic Rider Course (BRC) with some minor enhancements for the more experienced rider and one completely new exercise.

All learning activities are conducted on the riding range located at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills campus. Instructors are certified by both the Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Individuals enrolling in this course must have a valid motorcycle (Class “M”) license and provide your license number on your registration form.

During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Riders Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and will have to pay the additional fee to be enrolled in the Basic Rider Course.

To pass the course, riders must pass a skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass. All students pay $149 course fee (includes $35 MVA fee).

Requirements for BRC 2

  • You must have a class M license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over- the-ankle footwear and rain gear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be DOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class. If you are late you may not be admitted. It is your responsibility to be in class on time.
  • You are expected to use your own motorcycle. Personal motorcycles must be street legal, in good operating condition, and capable of passing a pre-ride check.

Motorcycle Safety Training - Upcoming Classes

Course No./Title/Description/Dates/Times
CEI 100 Motorcycle Training - Basic Rider Course
This 17-hour course is designed for the novice rider who has little or no riding experience. It includes seven hours classroom and 10 hours of riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary to practice street riding. The course will cover responsible riding, selecting proper riding gear, and defensive riding strategies. Hands-on practice will include clutch-throttle control, stopping, turning, shifting, and basic crash avoidance skills.
Section 9A6
10/21/2014 - 10/23/2014
T/Th  6:00 - 9:30 pm
EDC-27
Sat, 10/25/2014, Sun. 10/26/2014 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Motorcycle Range
Instructor: Staff

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