The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project RiderCoach Preparation (RCP) workshop is for experienced, safety-minded motorcyclists who possess strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of students and are interested in giving back the sport by helping new riders learn the skills necessary for safe motorcycle operation. The workshop includes extensive time learning how to conduct the Motorcycle Safety Foundations's Basic RiderCourse curriculum with emphasis on the riding exercises. The final phase of the training will be conducting an actual BRC with novice students.
Graduates of the RCP workshop receive RiderCoach certification from the MSF. You will also be required to acquire a basic first aid course certification, such as American Red Cross, Green Cross, etc. to be eligible to teach within Illinois.
The RiderCoach Preparation course is open to experienced motorcyclists who have strong communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse student base. 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 moving violations within the past five years need not apply. As a part of the registration process, you will be required to submit an original driver's abstract (available from the Illinois Secretary of State) with your application.
The RiderCoach Preparation course requires an approximately 85-hour commitment. You must attend all dates and times scheduled in order to complete the course. If you have any questions please call the Motorcycle Safety Project office at (800) 892-9607.
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 for the improvement of operations.
If you are interested in the instructor preparation workshop, please download and review the following documents.