The Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach Preparation workshop
is for experienced, safety-minded motorcyclists interested in teaching
motorcycle rider education courses. It includes instructor preparation
and supervised student teaching.
Graduates of the instructor-training workshop receive national
certification. You must also complete a Basic First Aid course that
provides a recognized certification, such as American Red Cross, U.S.
Military, etc. to be eligible to teach within Illinois.
The RiderCoach Preparation course is open to
experienced motorcyclists who have the ability to communicate and work
with people. Those with teaching experience are particularly qualified
for this workshop.
You must be at least 18 years old to register for this
training and have a good driving record. Those with DUI offenses,
license suspensions, or frequent speeding tickets on their driving
record within the past five years need not apply. As a part of the
registration, you will be required to submit an original driver's
abstract (available from the Illinois Secretary of State) prior to the
first day of the course.
The RiderCoach Preparation course requires an
85-hour commitment. You must attend all dates and times scheduled in
order to complete the course. Call the Motorcycle Safety Project office
at (800) 892-9607 for specific dates, times and an application.
There is a $125.00 registration deposit for the motorcycle
instructor preparation course. It is refundable after successful
completion of the course and the completion of five teaching
assignments. There is also the option of donating the deposit to the
Motorcycle Safety Project to help with expansion and improvement of
If you are interested in the instructor preparation workshop, please download and review the following documents.