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How many hours is the course?

The class is a total of 15 hours. Classroom consists of 5 hours and the riding portion consists of 10 hours.

What does the course consist of?

In the classroom learners will be provided with ways to minimize risk and handle special riding situations.  During the riding portion learners will be coached to develop the physical skills of basic control including straight line riding, stopping, turning and shifting and then move on to more advanced skills in stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

Do I need my temporary permit (temps) before the course begins?

A motorcycle temporary permit from the Department of Transportation is not required to enroll in or participate in the BRC1.  Effective October 1, 2006, individuals completing a BRC1 are not required to hold a motorcycle temporary permit before they receive their class M (motorcycle) endorsement.  In other words, if a student decides to take the motorcycle course and passes, he/she may present the yellow copy of the Motorcycle Skills Test Waiver Authorization Form (MV3575 received upon class completion) at the Department of Transportation, then take the written knowledge test.

What supplies will I need?

The learner is required to wear the appropriate riding gear for riding sessions, including long pants, long sleeve (shirt or jacket), sturdy shoes that cover ankles, full-fingered gloves, eye protection and a DOT-approved helmet.  Although we do provide helmets, there is a limited number of helmets (sizes: medium through 5X) available for student use.

How old does a person need to be to take the course?

Learners must be 15 ½ years of age and have completed Driver Education Theory.

What are the requirements for successful completion?

The learner must:

  • Attend all classes
  • Participate in all range exercises
  • Be on time for class and range
  • Sign and turn in Liability Waiver Form
  • Participate in learning and class discussions
  • Pass the riding assessment that measure riding competencies

Will I get my license if I pass the course?

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the learner will be provided with a MV3575 Motorcycle Test Skills Waiver Authorization and will not have to take the skills/road test at the Department of Transportation.  The Waiver Form, when presented at any Wisconsin Department of Transportation exam station, will entitle the individual to a Class “M” Endorsement provided other licensing requirements are met.

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