Motorcycle Rider Courses
The 2022 motorcycle classes have ended. Please check back in March for 2023 schedules and information.
All motorcycle courses take place on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus.
MANDATORY Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse
Less than 30 days prior to the start of your motorcycle class, you must complete the mandatory online Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse. Course information can be found in the right hand column of this page.
IMPORTANT: To participate in a motorcycle course at Mid-State, you must present a copy of your Basic eCourse completion certificate (hard copy or be able to display on cell phone), to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. If you do not have your certificate copy, you cannot participate in the class and you will not be issued a refund.
Basic Rider Course
Mid-State’s motorcycle courses are for beginning and experienced motorcyclists which include six hours of classroom instruction and ten hours of on-cycle riding. Instructors are veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Motorcycles are provided by local dealerships.
After successfully completing the basic rider course, you will receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card, to take to the DMV to receive your Class M endorsement on your driver's license.
Note: Classes meet rain or shine. For a full refund, cancellation is required at least 48 hours prior to class.
An instruction permit (temps) is not required to take the Basic Rider Course. However, persons less than 18 wishing to obtain an instruction permit (temps) from your local DMV Office prior to completing the course will need to submit a copy of their course schedule to the DMV as proof of enrollment.
Please review the Required Motorcycle Riding Gear to be prepared for class.
A packet of class materials will be mailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of class. It will contain a liability waiver called Safety Course -- General Release, Waiver & Indemnification Agreement. To participate in the course, you must sign and bring it to the first class. Students under 18 must have it signed by a parent/legal guardian in the presence of Mid-State personnel. This can be done at the Student Services and Information Center at any campus location or they can sign it in front of the instructor on the first day of class.
All courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.
Students can register online or in-person at any Mid-State Technical College location. You must be a Wisconsin resident 15 ½ years of age or older. Placement is not guaranteed. Payment in full at the time of registration is required.