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Motorcycle Rider Courses

Registration for 2023 classes will begin on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 7:30 a.m.

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. Mid-State provides motorcycles for student use. Students are not allowed to use their own motorcycle for this course.

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 class information letter will be mailed to registered students 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.

To Register

Students can register for the Basic Rider course online or in-person at any Mid-State Technical College location. If you need assistance, please call 888.575.6782. 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.