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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.


**The classes at Jefferson High School for this coming weekend have been canceled. If you are wanting to get into a course as a walk-in this weekend in the Rockford area please visit our location at Rock Valley College.**

There is a Basic RiderCourse reserved for the hearing impaired for which the Project will provide interpreters.  Please contact Outreach Registration at 800-345-9472 for information about registering for this course.  You may also email the registration department at OutreachRegistration@niu.edu for more information.  The course number is 311-11, May 23,24,25.

** Click HERE for a Google map which shows all of our locations and has classroom location information.**

Training Courses

Click a link below for more information about each course including rider gear requirements.

License Testing Waiver Courses:

Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)

Intermediate RiderCourseSM (IRC)

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)

RiderCoachSM Preparation

Training to help earn a RiderCoachSM credential

For questions about RiderCourses not related to registration please email: MotorcycleSafety@niu.edu

Course Registration

You must be an Illinois resident to register.

Visit the Registration page to find a course at a location near you:

Unfortunately, we will not be conducting courses at Waubonsee Community College due to several large construction projects on their campus.  To compensate for that we have increased the number of courses at our other training locations.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.