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The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at several locations throughout Northern Illinois. These courses are offered free of charge to Illinois residents 16 years of age and older as a public service to help riders get licensed and to help improve motorcycle safety on the streets and highways of Illinois. 

Visit the Registration page for more information on how to register for a course! There is a $20 refundable deposit (plus $3 non-refundable 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.


Classes for the 2015 training season are now over. We would like to thank everyone who took a course this year. We hope to have registration open in mid to late February. Check back for updated information!

****Click HERE for a Google map with each of our training sites marked. Click on the map marker for the site where you are interested in taking the class for specific classroom location information.****

****(09/03) If you have a CDL and are taking the Basic RiderCourse or Intermediate RiderCourse please visit the FAQs page for important information regarding a recent change in federal standards.****

****06/05/2015 - We are now able to accept a TVDL (Temporary Visitor's Driver's License) for entry into our courses.****

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:

Three-Wheel Motorcycle Course (3W)

Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)

RiderCoachSM Preparation

Training to earn a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoachSM credential

For questions about course registration please email: OutreachRegistration@niu.edu

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

Course Registration

- Course registration is closed.

You must be an Illinois resident to register.