Motorcycle Basic Rider Course

Motorcycle CoupleThis weekend course is designed for those with little or no motorcycle riding experience, yet advanced enough to increase knowledge and riding skills of more experienced riders.

The 18-hour course combines class work and riding exercises on motorcycles provided by CPCC. With satisfactory completion, you will receive a waiver for the skills portion of the North Carolina DMV license test. Must be at least 16 years old. A parental waiver must be signed for anyone under 18 years of age. The class has physical and mental demands. If for any reason a student cannot successfully complete this class, he or she will need to re-register at his or her own expense.
View the course outline: MIC 8780



Mandatory eCourse Before First Class
A required introductory Motorcycle Safety Foundation eCourse must be completed before attending first class. We must have your current email address on file when you register. We will send eCourse instructions to registered students by email. Missing instructions? If you registered online for a Basic Rider Course and have not yet received your eCourse instructions by the Wednesday before class starts, contact Mona at 704.330.4654 or

Course requirements (download .pdf)

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Note: There is no reciprocal agreement with South Carolina DMV; South Carolina residents are encouraged to complete an MSF Basic Rider Course in South Carolina to obtain the appropriate completion cards for SC DMV offices.


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