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Basic Rider 3-Wheel Course

Under newly passed law § 31-10.1-1. License required. [Effective March 1, 2022.] CCRI currently offers 3-wheel licensing program. This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of safe and responsible 3-wheel motorcycle riding, and prepares riders for entry into the complex environment of traffic. A completion certificate will be given for those who successfully pass the test and complete the course. This certificate is needed to apply for the RI State 3-wheel vehicle permit. 

The 3-wheel program allows bike sharing for CCRI owned MC’s. Currently we have one trike to use. The first two students signed up for each class who need a trike will be able to share.  For this program it is permissible to use your own vehicle however, unlicensed riders must be able to have a licensed rider transport the bike to/from campus or trailer it in.  You will also need to supply proof of insurance prior to your scheduled Range, unless on a CCRI owned vehicle.

If you are looking to get a 3-wheel license you will need to take the 3-wheel course. The 2-wheel course will only get you a 2- wheel license under RI Law 31-10.1-1. 

Program and Safety Requirements

There are specific safety requirements of the Motorcycle Safety Program.

Please click here to review Motorcycle Safety Program Information

Registration/Completion Information - Please read below in its entirety

  1. If you are younger than 18, DO NOT register online. Please mail in the Original Minor Release Agreement Form and Registration Form a copy of your operators license, and payment by check or money order only to the Lincoln address found of the registration form. Please note - the Minor Release Agreement Form must be notarized.
  2. If you do not have a RI Driver’s License you must also add the Motorcycle out of state license fee ($100) to your cart in the online registration system before checking out.
  3. If you miss your first range, do not come prepared, or are late, you will be required to re-register and pay the $60 Motorcycle Range Reschedule Fee.  

  4. To request special accommodations, e-mail Anthony Ricci, [email protected]. Student disability status information is strictly confidential, and the process may take 7-14 days.  

  5. Each student must successfully complete approximately 15 hours of the course which includes an online eCourse and an in person training (Time may vary depending on student’s pace). completion will result in a $60.00 retake fee. Sign up here for the Motorcycle Range Reschedule Fee. Second failure will result in retaking the entire course.  
  6. If you do not complete all 15 hours successfully within the program year which ends October 31, you must re-register, pay full course fees, and take the entire class again, NO EXCEPTIONS.  

  7. You must apply for your permit at the DMV within six months of receiving your certificate of completion. Once expired, you can take a riding skills retest for $60 (if you have taken the test in the last 12 months). After one year, you must retake the entire course.  

  8. See the DMV website for more information about Motorcycle Licenses.
  9. Duplicate/Replacement Certificates: To request a duplicate certificate of completion, please complete our online registration form here. There is a $20 charge for a duplicate certificate.
  10. Complete registration in our NEW Online Registration System - online registration is paid by credit card ONLY. Cash, check or money order walk-in registrations will be accepted in our office locations by appointment only.
  11. If you are looking to Reciprocate with Massachusetts or Connecticut for a RI License, please choose our online registration form here. There is a $20 charge for the reciprocation.

If you have questions, please contact us via email at [email protected] and provide the course title and Class ID number (during busy season, emails will get a much quicker response).

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Link to Private Lessons - Basic Rider Course

Link to Private Lessons - Range Only

Refund Policy: Students must provide a minimum 48-hour notice prior to the start of a course in order to be eligible for a refund. Without proper notice or documented medical excuse, students will be required to re-register and pay full price. No partial refunds of tuition are made under any circumstances. Books and materials may be non-refundable depending on the course.  The registration fee is non-refundable unless the course is full or has been canceled by Workforce Partnerships. If a student requests a refund but has a balance due with the college, the money owed will be deducted from the refund.




$300* (in state resident) $400* (out of state resident)   *Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee.


Time Commitment


15 hours an online eCourse, two five-hour riding ranges.


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Please visit the Motorcycle Instructor Resources page for teaching resources.

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