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No. Only 2-wheel motorcycles or scooters can be used in a Motorcycle Ohio class.

Adult students wanting to have a scooter-only license must provide their own scooter for the course and can must have a scooter (M4) TIPIC. A scooter provided by the student must have 2-wheels, be street legal and over 100cc’s but under 500cc’s, registration paperwork must state “M/S”, pass a safety check each day of the class and have all requested paperwork (registration & insurance).
Please inform the instructor at your class that you are using your personal motorcycle in the class. Please provide registration and insurance information and allow time for a vehicle inspection prior to class.

Motorcycle Ohio uses their own nationally recognized curriculum that is not affiliated with the MSF. However, the MSF Basic Rider Course is approved as a skill-waiver class in the State of Ohio.

Students MUST attend the entire class as it is scheduled and may not pick and choose what day to attend.

No.

Registration and schedules are located on-line only and you must pay for your class when you register. Have your payment information and driver’s license on hand to register.

On March 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Sub. H.B. 197, which states that Ohio licenses (including driver license, CDLs, and registrations) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends, or December 1st, 2020, whichever comes sooner. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020. If your driver’s license expired during this time it is still valid for the class.

Operators with a suspended driver’s license my not take a Motorcycle Ohio class.

All students must pay a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. No cash is accepted and no refunds will be issued.

You must present a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC) on the first day of class for the Basic Rider Skills, the Basic Rider Skills for Returning Riders, and the Basic Rider Skills - 2.

For more information visit: Enroll in a Course

No.

See our stand-by policy for further details.

The Motorcycle Ohio Basic Skills (BRS) class, the BRS-Returning Rider class and BRS-2 classes will allow passing students to get their endorsement within 60 days of successfully completing their class.

If your paid-for class has not happened yet, and you get into a class as a walk-in, the paid-for class waiver form is still valid and no money needs to be collected.

The skill waiver completion certificate is valid for 60 days from the course completion date. 

Only for minors between the age of 15 ½ and 17 ½.

Our stand-by policy is clear: scheduled students need to be on time, 100% of the time. You have forfeited your class spot and class fee. No refunds will be given.

No. Every site offers the Basic Rider Skills course, but some training locations provide additional classes such as the Returning Rider or advanced classes. Please visit the Rider Courses page for more information.

If you have paid for your class and have received confirmation of your payment, you are in that class and on the roster. If you do not have your waiver, one will be provided to you at the start of class for you to complete.

No. Minors can only take the BRS course to get the skill waiver.

Minor students wanting to have a scooter-only license must provide their own scooter for the course and can have with a motorcycle (M1) or scooter (M4) TIPIC. A scooter provided by the student must have 2-wheels, be street legal and over 100cc’s but under 500cc’s, registration paperwork must state “M/S”, pass a safety check each day of the class and have all requested paperwork (registration & insurance).
Please inform the instructor at your class that you are using your personal motorcycle in the class. Please provide registration and insurance information and allow time for a vehicle inspection prior to class.

Please visit the BMV web page to learn how to get your motorcycle temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) and download the study guides for the knowledge exam.
You may take your TIPIC knowledge exam at a local BMV by selecting your county for the location and direct contact information at the following link: bmv.ohio.gov/locations. 

After you successfully complete your class the classroom instructor will issue you an electronic completion certificate. Contact your local state license center to get your endorsement put on your license.

Under 18 Only: The notary section must be completed/notarized prior to class if your legal guardian will not be present on the first day of class. If your legal guardian will be preset on the first day of class, you do not have to have the waiver notarized.

You may obtain a copy of your Motorcycle Ohio course completion certificate by selecting the Print Course Certificate from the Motorcycle Ohio registration site.

Please email the Motorcycle Ohio office MOGen@dps.ohio.gov for more details.

Students participating in the Basic Rider Skills (BRS) and the Basic Rider Skills for Returning Riders (BRS-RR) are required to provide the following protective equipment: over-the-ankle footwear, long pants (without any holes), long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves and eye protection. Motorcycles are provide. Students participating in the BRS and BRS-RR class do not have a DOT approved helmet, one will be provided to them at no additional cost.


Students participating in the Basic Riders Skills-2 (BRS-2) must use their own 2-wheeled street legal motorcycle, DOT helmet and wear the following protective equipment: over-the-ankle footwear, long pants (without any holes), long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves and eye protection.

You may reschedule your Motorcycle Ohio class by selecting the Reschedule My Class from the Motorcycle Ohio registration site.

Please visit the BMV web page to learn how to get your motorcycle inspected or to get your questions answered about issues not related to motorcycle rider education.

Our registration process only allows one person to pay and register themselves for a class. If you have a large group you may contact the site to make arrangements.

A motorcycle skills test can be scheduled online or by contacting a driver exam station.

No. You must get your TIPIC before you take the Basic Skills class, and bring it with you to class. 

On March 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Sub. H.B. 197, which states that Ohio licenses (including driver license, CDLs, and registrations) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends, or December 1st, 2020, whichever comes sooner. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020.
If your permit expired during this time it is still valid for the class.

To register for a class you do not need a TIPIC, but you do need a valid TIPIC when you arrive to take your class.

Out-of-state endorsements may be transferred to your new Ohio driver’s license by visiting a Deputy Registrar license agency.

The Basic Rider Skills 2 - Experienced Rider (BRS-2) features an intensive hands-on approach to motorcycle rider training.  Riders experience and learn how their motorcycle handles in basic and crash-avoidance maneuvers.  This course is a good refresher to start the season, an excellent opportunity to learn how a new-to-you motorcycle responds and provides tips to and practice with co-riders to make their (and your) ride more enjoyable. Co-Riders are permitted only for riders with a motorcycle license or endorsement. Cost: $50.00 per rider and additional $50.00 for a co-rider.

 

For more information visit: Tuition, Fees, and Discounts

Classes are typically offered from March through November. View the registration page for available class locations.

Classroom and the on-cycle training location and time is provided in your confirmation email. If you have questions about the times and locations, the training provider’s contact information is on your confirmation. You may print a copy of your confirmation from the Motorcycle Ohio registration site under Find My Class.