Motorcycle Ohio instructor candidates must successfully complete the Instructor Preparation Course (IPC).
The IPC is a 90 plus hour course that generally takes six days to complete: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and/or Sundays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Student teaching will be scheduled and completed within two months of the start date of the IPC.
The instructional portion of the IPC consists of in-person, online, and hybrid study sessions that cover classroom and range instruction. The purpose of this portion of the IPC is to teach instructor candidates how to teach the Basic Rider Skills (BRS) to novice students. Besides the BRS curriculum, other topics include background and organizational information, classroom teaching techniques, range coaching techniques, and range management.
IPC Registration Fee
- The course registration is $100, which is non-refundable.
- All instructor candidates must be registered for the IPC with fees paid no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
- Any course with less than six candidates registered by the cut-off date will be canceled.
- All materials are provided to the instructor candidate by the Department of Public Safety, and remain the property of the department until the instructor candidate successfully completes the course.
The following items are required to participate in the IPC:
- Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
- Full-finger gloves
- Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
- Long pants without holes, preferably jeans
- DOT-approved helmet
- Eye protection if using an open-face helmet or a full-face helmet with face shield open
- A current, valid motorcycle endorsement for at least three years
- Pay the non-refundable registration
- Foul-weather gear is optional, but the course is run rain or shine
IPC Pre-course Requirements
- Motorcycle Ohio recommends you take the BRS course before your instructor preparation class. This will help you to have a working knowledge of the course structure and can perform all of the riding exercises.
- Complete a home study assignment prior to the start date of the IPC. This assignment will take the average candidate approximately four hours to complete. The purpose of this home study assignment is to thoroughly familiarize candidates with all written materials.
Passing the IPC
Passing the IPC requires:
- 100% attendance in both classroom and riding sessions
- Pass a riding skill evaluation
- Attend the entire BRS student teaching course
- Pass the student teaching evaluation
- Medical & other special considerations