Basic Rider Course
Unfortunately, it is that time of year again, the leaves are down and the frost has arrived. On behalf of the Motorcycle Safety Department, we would like to thank you for showing interest in Motorcycle Safety Education. 2023 was a busy year and we look forward to seeing many of you next year in our advanced courses, and welcoming all newcomers who wish to obtain a Motorcycle license. We are not taking any more registrations for 2023 but we look forward to early sign ups in the spring. Our courses will resume in late March 2024. Please check back to register in mid-February.
This Basic Rider Course (2-wheel ONLY) is for anyone seeking a motorcycle license, this course meets the requirement of the state Motorcycle Rider Safety Course. The lecture portion of the course will be ONLINE, and it is recommended that this taken within 30 days prior to your first range. (Unless otherwise directed by a CCRI administrator). The Range portion of the course will be IN-PERSON.
For our Basic Rider 3-Wheel Course click here.
It is illegal in Rhode Island to ride a motorcycle without a motorcycle license or permit: DO NOT ride your motorcycle to classes or ranges. CCRI provides all training motorcycles. Riding gear, i.e., helmets, boots, etc., are not provided and is the responsibility of the student.
Program and Safety Requirements
There are specific safety requirements of the Motorcycle Safety Program.
Registration/Completion Information - Please read below in its entirety
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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). Unsuccessful 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- See the DMV website for more information about Motorcycle Licenses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
Please visit the Motorcycle Instructor Resources page for teaching resources.
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