CEPD Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Beginners to Advanced – We Have Classes for Every Skill Level

Motorcycle Safety Class Offerings

Training for the 2015 season has concluded. Please check back in early February for the 2016 season schedule.

Improving the safety of motorcyclists on our roads is our primary goal. The Detroit Metro Motorcycle Safety Consortium which includes Henry Ford Community College, Macomb Community College, Monroe County Community College, Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College and Wayne County Community College District offers hands-on, comprehensive motorcycle safety training in a safe and comfortable environment. Our classes are taught by professional, certified instructors who not only have a passion for riding—but riding safety. State funds from a motorcycle safety grant administered by the Michigan Department of State and federal funds from the Michigan Office Highway Safety and Planning support this program.

For your protection, all motorcycle courses require you to have the following:

  • DOT-approved helmet (still required for all classes, even though the helmet law has changed)
  • Long sleeve jacket or heavy shirt
  • Heavy duty long pants
  • Eye protection – goggles or glasses (required even with a face shield helmet)
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Boots: Your ankles must be covered and the boot must have a hard sole. High heels or high-top tennis shoes are not permitted.
  • Rain and cold weather gear, as needed
  • Pencil or pen

Please note that these classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Interested in becoming a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified Instructor?

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid operator’s license with a motorcycle endorsement for at least one year
  • Have a personal driving record with no more than 6 points in the 12 consecutive months before applying
  • Be an active motorcyclist with considerable street riding miles each season
  • Commit to all aspects of motorcycle rider education and safety

Successful completion of the class results in national certification by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. 

Interested? Please complete the 2016 RiderCoach Prep Application

For more information, please contact the Continuing Education and Professional Development office at motorcycle@schoolcraft.edu or 734 462 4448.

Exciting Changes Coming to Our Basic Rider Courses!

Beginning in 2015, the Detroit Metro Regional Consortium will be adopting the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s new curriculum for the Basic Rider Course.

With the introduction of its online eCourse, this updated curriculum takes a more interactive approach to education by taking a segment of your classroom learning experience right into the comfort of your own home! By covering key components of the motorcycle’s basic operation prior to class (e.g. motorcycle controls, riding strategies, etc.), students will arrive to class ready for their hands-on training. 

The eCourse will be a required component for all eCourse Basic Rider Course classes.

For those who would prefer a complete in-classroom learning experience, we will still offer a limited number of Basic Rider Course – OPEN classes that do not require the online eCourse.


  • Advanced Rider Course

  • Basic Rider Course – OPEN

  • eCourse Basic Rider Course

  • Returning Rider Basic Rider Course