Course Title
Basic Motorcycle Course I
Course Code
CEC CE8 - 800 E Central

This course covers the basic fundamentals for you to develop your capabilities to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. It provides the opportunity for you to learn the physical and mental skills important for operating a motorcycle. In the classroom, you will learn ways to minimize risk and handle special riding situations. During the riding portions of the Basic Rider Course, you will be coached to develop the physical skills of basic control that include: clutch/throttle control, straight-line riding, stopping, turning and shifting, and then move on to more advanced skills in stopping quickly, cornering, and swerving.

Individuals must be 15 1/2 years of age & up. Basic knowledge/skills for new riders or as a refresher course. Students with successful completion of written and skills evaluation will receive a completion card from the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation that is good for one year to present to the DMV office. The License Waiver Card waives the written and riding portions of the Missouri State Highway Patrol test for the motorcycle endorsement in Missouri. You must possess either a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit to take the class. Be prepared to show your driver’s license or motorcycle learner’s permit to your Rider Coach/Instructor. Students must register by the EXACT name as it appears on Missouri Driver’s License. Failure to do so may result in the student not receiving certification.

  • Students must be able to ride a bicycle, as the skill of balancing is not taught in this course.
  • Previous motorcycle riding experience is not required to enroll in this course (although it can be very helpful).
  • Your Rider Coaches are well-trained professionals and want you to succeed. The BRC is designed to teach beginning riders the fundamentals of motorcycle operation. However, there are many factors that may affect the ability of some students to be successful in the time allotted for the course. If, in the opinion of the Rider Coach, a student becomes a danger to him/herself or to others, that student will be counseled to return at another time.

Please note the riding portion is physically demanding, if you have questions or concerns, please contact the site where you are registered for training, before the beginning of class.

  • Location: Classes held on Parking Lot O on the OTC Springfield Campus.
  • Weekend Class times: Friday – 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday – 8am-5pm
  • Weekday Class times: Tuesday – 1-5pm, Wednesday & Thursday – 8am-5pm (Summer Only)
  • Bring protective clothing for riding ALL 3 days of class
  • Protective clothing required: Motorcycles provided & helmets available for use. Students must wear over the ankle skid-proof boot/shoe, with no heels taller than 2″, denim weight pant and long-sleeve shirt or jacket, eye protection, and full-finger gloves. Students may bring their own helmet (DOT approved 3/4 or full-face only. No half helmets permitted).

Each student is required to attend the ENTIRE class in order to pass. The lessons build on each other and we have it timed to be done in a weekend. You cannot be tardy or leave early for any reason.


This course is non-refundable from the time of registration. A $100 change fee will be assessed for moving from one class to another, prior to the class date. Request for a change in class date must be made a minimum of 14 business days prior to the beginning of class. If a class is canceled by the college, you will receive a full refund.  Failure to complete the program or inability to successfully complete the program does not constitute a reason for a full or partial refund.

Refunds are issued by check, through the mail, and will take 3-4 weeks to be processed.

Click on the blue register button to see availability in these classes. ALL classes are held on the Springfield Campus.

2023 Schedule will be available in Mid-February with classes starting the first weekend in April

Class dates Friday nights 6:00-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm


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