Registration begins on Monday, February 1st, for the 2021 training season. Schoolcraft College has adopted the following precautions, in light of COVID-19, to keep our students and instructors safe:
  • Student & Instructor Daily Health Screen Self-Report
    • Must be completed every day before arriving to campus
  • Mandatory social distancing at all times
  • Mandatory face coverings while indoors
  • Outdoor classroom instruction
  • Reduced course capacities
  • Hand-sanitizing stations across campus
  • Increased sanitization of training motorcycles and instructional materials

Motorcycle Safety Program

Registration begins on February 1st for 2021 RiderCourses at Schoolcraft College.


Disclaimer: 

  • The course fee of $50 is non-refundable and non-transferable, per MDOS.
  • Students must provide their own safety gear and supplies; please reference our Riding-Gear and -Item Requirements.
  • You must be available and on time for each scheduled session or you may be denied admission.

Michigan Rider Education Program (Mi-REP)

Administering the Michigan Rider Education Program (Mi-REP) is an important aspect of the Michigan Department of State's traffic-safety mission. Schoolcraft College's Motorcycle Safety Program uses safety standards established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to ensure consistent and comprehensive training. The curriculum provides both beginning and experienced motorcyclists with a foundation of good judgment, fundamental skills, and hands-on experience. Our motorcycle-safety courses are conducted with earmarked state funds, funded by motorcyclists, and administered through a motorcycle-safety grant from the Michigan Department of State.

Look Twice. Save a Life.

Students who want to obtain a motorcycle endorsement (CY) on their driver's license should enroll in one of following courses:

  1. Basic RiderCourse (BRC) - Web Enhanced | Beginning Riders
  2. Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) | Experienced Riders

Successful completion results in a certificate that waives the written knowledge test and riding-skill test, which would otherwise be administered by the Secretary of State and a third-party testing agency, respectively. Students complete the process by bringing this certificate to the Secretary of State.

Michigan Motorcycle Operator Manual

Reciprocity for Out-of-State Motorcyclist Training Courses

Individuals who want to obtain a motorcycle (CY) endorsement on their Michigan driver license and have already successfully completed one of the approved out-of-state courses, detailed in the corresponding document, are able to do so by providing the Secretary of State with a valid certificate of completion from the respective course provider. The certificate must include the student's name, an authorized signature, and the date of completion (must be one year or less from the date of the endorsement application).

Age Requirements

Students under the age of 18 are allowed to take the Basic RiderCourse or Basic RiderCourse 2 starting at age 15 if they have a graduated driver's license. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student on the first day of class, and his or her signatures will be required for the course waiver.

Riding-Gear and -Item Requirements

All of our motorcycle-safety courses require each student to provide the following items:

  • Face covering
  • Driver license
  • DOT-certified helmet
  • Eye protection (required even with a face shield)
  • Long-sleeved jacket or shirt
  • Full-finger gloves
  • Pants
  • Boots (must cover the ankle and have a hard sole)
  • Rain- and cold-weather gear
  • Pen or pencil

Become a Motorcycle-Safety Instructor (MSF-certified RiderCoach)

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Possess a valid driver license with CY endorsement for a minimum of one year.
  • Have a personal driving record with no more than six moving-violation points for the 12 consecutive months before the date of application.
  • Be an active motorcyclist with considerable street-riding miles each season.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of motorcyclist safety and motorcycle-safety education.

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

For more information, please contact the department of Continuing Education and Professional Development at motorcycle@schoolcraft.edu or (734) 462-4448.


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