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.****
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!
****Due to extremely low enrollment in classes at Jefferson High School in Rockford, IL we have had to cancel the remainder of the courses at the site for this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are currently registered for a class at this location we will be contacting you to transfer you to another location. We are still conducting courses at Rock Valley College until the end of October.****
****Due to extremely low enrollment in classes at Highland Community College in Freeport, IL we have had to cancel the remainder of the courses at the site for this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are still conducting courses at Rock Valley College until the end of October.****
****The training site at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL has 8 seats available for walk-ins in the class starting 10/17/14 and numerous openings for the following weekend, 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.
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.