Quality training for over 35 years! Our Class-M license program is designed for beginner or experienced riders. Instructors are trained and certified by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Successful motorcycling is not just a matter of being careful and having good instincts; it requires specialized knowledge, skills, techniques, and strategies. If you have never ridden, are self-taught, or have learned from friends, you will benefit from our professional training.

Note: It is an MVA requirement that all students must complete an online Motorcycle Safety Foundation course as part of the licensing program. Information about the online course will be given on the first day of class.

A valid email address is required in order to register for this course.

Program Information

Courses consist of both classroom and range (on-motorcycle) sessions. A training motorcycle will be reserved for your use when you register for the Basic Rider Course (BRC) or Basic Rider Course 2-LW (BRC2-LW). Students must come to the range sessions prepared to ride by wearing a long-sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, sturdy low-heeled shoes or boots that cover the ankle-bone, full-fingered leather or other good-grip gloves, a Department of Transportation (DOT)-certified helmet that completely covers the ears, and eye protection (face shield, goggles, or even ordinary spectacles or sunglasses). Classes are held ride rain or shine. Saturday and Sunday students should bring a snack or bag lunch.

Class M Licensing

Students who are currently licensed in Maryland (with a Class-C license) and successfully complete the BRC or BRC2-LW courses will receive a Maryland MVA Certificate of Completion. This certificate must be presented to any full-service MVA (in addition to a vision exam and paying a licensing fee) to receive your Class-M (motorcycle) license endorsement. This endorsement is required to legally ride motorcycles on public roads.

Out-of-state residents will only receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program completion card. They should check with their hometown MVA to see if this card will be accepted for licensing.

Students who successfully complete the BRC or BRC2-LW course will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program completion card. You should present this card to your insurance company for possible premium discounts.

Program Requirements:

To complete the program successfully, participants must:

  • Complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation online course (information will be provided on the first day of class).
  • Provide a valid email address at registration.
  • Present a state-issued photo identification to the instructor.
  • Report to all classes on time. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program without a refund.
  • If under the age of 18, must have completed a 36-hour driver education course (see SKB-600). Parental permission may be required.

Per the College's policy, no refunds are issued after a class starts. Those counseled out of the class who wish to retake it may do so at a reduced fee.

Textbook

  • Please click here to purchase the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse Rider Handbook (MSF Learning) [Print Replica] Kindle Edition for $2.99.

Courses

  • MOT-304 Basic Rider Course (BRC)
  • MOT-306 Basic Rider Course 2-LW
NEW COURSES FOR SPRING 2024
  • MOT-317 Basic Rider Course for Women
  • MOT-315 Introduction to Motorcycle Riding
  • MOT-316 Basic Scooter Course

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MOT 304 Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This is a beginner licensing course for those 16 and a half years of age and older. Those under the age of 18 require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Students must provide their own DOT-certified helmet that covers their ears, eye protection, and gloves. The College will provide training motorcycles.

The course objectives are learning clutch and throttle control, starting and stopping the motorcycle, turning, and crash avoidance skills. Riders must complete an MVA-required e-Course and pass the riding and knowledge test to receive their Class M Motorcycle License. Participants must meet minimum performance standards in order to continue in the course. Actual class time may vary.

Three sessions, $300* (includes a $35 lab fee).

  • Monday classes are held from 6–9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday classes are held from 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.

Please report to the Continuing Education Building, Room 124, for Monday night classes. You can park in Lot G.

Spring 2024
  • #04566: 3/18, Monday; 3/23-3/24, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04567: 3/25, Monday; 3/30-3/31, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04568: 4/1, Monday; 4/6-4/7, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04569: 4/8, Monday; 4/13-4/14, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04570:  4/15, Monday; 4/20-4/21, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04571:  4/22, Monday; 4/27-4/28, Saturday, Sunday
  • #04642:  4/29, Monday; 5/4-5/5, Saturday, Sunday

Summer 2024

  • #07222: 5/6, Monday; 5/11-5/212, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07181: 5/13, Monday; 5/18-5/19, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07224: 5/28, Tuesday; 6/1-6/2, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07225: 6/3, Monday; 6/8-6/9, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07226:  6/10, Monday; 6/15-6/16, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07182:  6/17, Monday; 6/22-6/23, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07227:  6/25, Tuesday; 6/29-6/30, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07228:  7/1, Monday; 7/6-7/7, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07229:  7/8, Monday; 7/13-7/14, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07230:  7/15, Monday; 7/20-7/21, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07231:  7/22, Monday; 7/27-7/28, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07463:  7/29, Monday; 8/3-8/4, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07232:  8/5, Monday; 8/10-8/11, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07183:  8/12, Monday; 8/17-8/18, Saturday, Sunday
  • #07233:  8/19, Monday; 8/24-8/25, Saturday, Sunday

 

MOT-306 Basic Rider Course 2-LW

BRC2U-LW is for riders with current, on-street riding experience who need a motorcycle license. Students must currently own a motorcycle or have street riding within the last year. Students must also provide their own DOT-certified helmet that covers ears, eye protection, and gloves. The College can provide training motorcycles or riders can use their own street legal motorcycle. To earn a license, riders must complete an MVA e-Course and pass all exams. e-Course information will be given on the first night of class. This course is for ages 18 and older.

Two sessions, $225* (includes a $35 lab fee).

  • Monday classes are held from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday classes are held from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

For Monday night classes, please report to the Continuing Education Building, Room 124. You can park in Parking Lot G.

Spring 2024
  • #04597: 4/15, Monday; 4/20, Saturday

Summer 2024

  • #04598: 5/13, Monday; 5/18, Saturday
  • #07235: 6/17, Tuesday; 6/22, Saturday
  • #07236: 7/22, Monday; 7/27, Saturday
  • #07237: 8/19, Monday; 8/24, Saturday

 

MOT-317 Basic Rider Course for Women

This continuing education course is designed for women only who want to learn to ride a motorcycle and obtain a license. The course includes classroom and riding instruction to give the female motorcycle rider the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle. Ample supervised riding time allows for the practice of controlling the clutch/throttle, stopping, turning, shifting, and avoiding crashes. Course content is approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and meets or exceeds Motorcycle Safety Foundation standards. Instructors are MVA and MSF certified. To receive their Class M Motorcycle License, riders must complete an MVA-required e-Course and pass the riding and knowledge test.

Topics include responsible riding, proper gear, basic skills, defensive riding strategies, and how to handle various riding situations.

  • Monday classes are held from 6–9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday classes are held from 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.

Please report to the Continuing Education Building, Room 124, for Monday night classes. You can park in Lot G.

Spring 2024

05812 | 4/29, Monday; 5/4 & 5/5 | Sat and Sun

Summer 2024

08141 | 8/12, Monday; 8/17 & 8/18 | Sat and Sun

 

MOT-316 Scooter Basic Rider Course

This course is ideal for those wanting to learn to ride a motor scooter; it is the best place to start once you've decided to ride. This course teaches the skills and knowledge needed to ride a motor scooter. It also covers the basics of operating a motor scooter and safety-oriented mental strategies. (Motor scooters are provided for your use.) Successful completion of this course is your best path to an M-class endorsement for motor scooters 50cc and above. Students must provide their own DOT-certified helmet that covers ears, eye protection, and gloves. The College will provide training scooters.

3 sessions, $300* (includes a $50 lab fee).

  • Monday classes are held from 6–9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday classes are held from 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.

Please report to the Continuing Education Building, Room 124, for Monday night classes. You can park in Lot G.

Spring 2024

05451 | 4/8, Monday; 4/13-4/14 | Saturday and Sunday

05452 | 4/22, Monday; 4/27-4/28 | Saturday and Sunday

Summer 2024

07241 | 6/3, Monday; 6/8-6/9 | Saturday and Sunday

07450 | 7/15, Monday; 7/20-7/21 | Saturday and Sunday

MOT-315 Introduction to Motorcycle Riding

Spring 2024

Have you ever wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle? This free class allows you to spend a morning with our experienced motorcycle instructors and learn what it takes to get your license. This class is designed for licensed-age people who have never interacted with or been away from motorcycles for some time.

SYN #05450 Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Largo Campus, Continuing Education Room 124

Summer 2024

SYN #07221 5/11/2024 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Largo Campus, Continuing Education Room 124

SYN #07220 6/1/2024 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Largo Campus, Continuing Education Room 124

Motorcycle Policies

In order to successfully complete the licensing program and receive a Maryland MVA certificate for Class M license endorsement, students must comply with the following Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s policies:

  1. Students must report to all classes promptly at the stated time and must attend all sessions.
  2. If a student is not present as required in the classroom or on the range, he/she will not be permitted to participate in the class or continue in the program.
  3. All applicants under 18 years of age, and all new drivers regardless of age, must have satisfactorily completed an approved driver education course. Please see Driver Education course (SKB-600).
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Contact Information

Phone: 301-546-0062
Email: tdi@pgcc.edu