The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at 11 locations throughout Northern Illinois. There is a $20 refundable deposit (plus $3 handling fee) required for pre-registration. Although a course may show that it is "SOLD OUT" we do take walk-in registrations in all of our courses. Please read about that process on the Registration page.
****Click HERE for a Google map which shows all of our locations and has classroom location information.****
****The following classes have been canceled:Jefferson High School 10/05/2014 and 10/10/2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.****
Classes will fill quickly next year! Don't miss your opportunity to get into a class this year and be able to start riding right away next spring!
****The training site at Highland Community College in Freeport, IL has 9 seats available for walk-ins in the class starting 10/03/14, and numerous openings in classes until the end of the season, 10/24/14. Visit the Registration page to register for a course!****
****The training site at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL has 4 seats available for walk-ins in the class starting 10/03/14 and numerous openings in classes until the end of the season, 10/24/14. Visit the Registration page to register for a course!****
****The classroom location at McHenry County College has been moved back to E117 effective immediately. A map of the MCC campus can be found at the following URL http://www.mchenry.edu/maps/index.asp****
While a large number of our courses are showing "Sold Out" we still take walk-in students in every course. We have, in recent weeks, run courses at just over half capacity at several of our training sites due to the number of pre-registered students who do not show up. Visit the Registration page for course schedules at each of our locations.
Available seats by training site from classes starting 09/26/2014
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb - took 6 walk-ins, had seats for 10 more students
Highland Community College, Freeport - took 2 walk-ins, had seats for 2 more students
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake - took 2 walk-ins, had seats for 6 more student
College of Lake County, Grayslake - took 10 walk-ins, had seats for 4 more students
Elgin Community College, Elgin - took 12 walk-ins (7 in the Thursday class, 5 in the Friday class), had seats for 2 more students in the Thursday class and 0 in the Friday class
Rock Valley College, Rockford - took 6 walk-ins, had seats for 7 more students
Jefferson High School, Rockford, IL - took 2 walk-in, had seats for 5 more students. No class again until 10/17/14
Fort Philip Sheridan, Highwood - took 3 walk-ins, had seats for 5 more students. Classes concluded at this site until 2015.
James A Lovell Healthcare Center, North Chicago - took 3 walk-ins, had seats for 3 more students.
South Beloit high School, South Beloit - took 0 walk-ins, had seats for 12 more students. Classes concluded at this site until 2015
Don't believe when people tell you it's impossible to get into a class! We had seats for 56 more students last week.
Click a link below for more information about each course including rider gear requirements.
License Testing Waiver Courses:
Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)
Riding Skill Improvement Courses:
Basic RiderCourse2SM/Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2/ERC)
We will be conducting a Three Wheeled motorcycle course at College of Lake County, see HERE for more information and see the BRC2 registration page to register!
Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)
Training to help earn a RiderCoachSM credential
For questions about RiderCourses not related to registration please email: MotorcycleSafety@niu.edu
You must be an Illinois resident to register.
Visit the Registration page to find a course at a location near you:
- College of Lake County (CLC) - Grayslake, IL
- Elgin Community College (ECC) - Elgin, IL
- Fort Phillip Sheridan (FPS) - Fort Sheridan, IL
- Highland Community College (HCC) - Freeport, IL
- James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (JAL) - North Chicago, IL
- Jefferson High School (JHS) - Rockford, IL
- McHenry County College (MCC) - Crystal Lake, IL
- Northern Illinois University (NIU) - DeKalb, IL
- Rock Valley College (RVC) - Rockford, IL
- South Beloit High School (SBHS) - South Beloit, IL
Classroom Location information can be found on the "LOCATIONS" link and then clicking on the map marker at the training site where you would like to attend a course.