Motorcycle Rider Training and Skill Development
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Which course should I take?

It depends on your age, experience, skill level and license status. Try our course selection tool to help you decide.

How do I register?
For all courses, please register online. Select a course first, then choose a location from the map on that page. View the course schedule for that location, select a date and register.

Don’t know which course you should take? Try our course selection tool.

Who is required to take a motorcycle course?
All applicants for a first-time motorcycle endorsement (new riders) are required to take a course.

Riders who already have a motorcycle endorsement, including those from other states, are not required to take a course – although it is encouraged.

How much does the course cost?

From $99 to $199:

 Basic Rider Training (BRT)    $199.00   
 eRider™ Basic  $199.00
 Intermediate Rider Training (IRT)     $169.00
 eRider™ Intermediate  $169.00
 Rider Skills Practice (RSP)  $99.00
 Advanced Rider Training (ART)  $179.00


Refer to the DMV website for details about motorcycle endorsement fees and registering a motorcycle.

How long does the course take?

Basic Rider Training (BRT) takes three days.
Times vary depending on whether you select the a.m. or p.m. group.

 BRT    A.M. Group  P.M. Group
 Day 1                  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 Day 2  8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.     12:15 - 7:00 p.m.
 Day 3  8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.   


eRider™ Basic takes two days (classroom is completed at home on a computer.)
Times vary depending on whether you select the a.m. or p.m. group.

 eRider™ Basic    A.M. Group  P.M. Group
 Day 1     7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  11:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 Day 2  8:00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.     12:15 - 4:15 p.m.


Intermediate Rider Training (IRT) is a one-day course that runs 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
eRider™ Intermediate is a half-day course that runs 12:30-5:00 p.m. (classroom is completed at home on a computer.)
Rider Skills Practice (RSP) is a one-day course that runs 12:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Advanced Rider Training (ART)  is a one-day course that runs 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The eRider™ online classroom takes 4-6 hours to complete.

How do I cancel or reschedule?

To cancel or reschedule, you must contact TEAM OREGON at 800-545-9944. Cancellation and reschedule policy: You have paid for a reserved seat in a course. You must contact us at least three days before to the course to cancel or reschedule your reservation. 

When I pass, do I still have to go to DMV?

Yes. Students should fill out a driver’s license application form in advance and be prepared to show their course completion card, proper ID and proof of legal presence, take a vision screening test and pay the DMV fee(s) for the endorsement. DMV waives both state knowledge and skills tests for BRT graduates. DMV waives only the skills test for IRT, eRider™ Basic and eRider™ Intermediate graduates – students must take the written test at DMV before an endorsement can be issued. No waivers are provided for RSP or ART.

Save yourself time and read up on DMV requirements before you go.

Does TEAM OREGON provide motorcycles and helmets?

Yes. TEAM OREGON provides DOT-approved helmets and lightweight training motorcycles for all courses except ART. Our fleet is made up of various makes and models of small, lightweight machines 125-250 cc with seat heights to suit short, medium or tall riders.

Does TEAM OREGON provide scooters?

Yes. All courses except ART have a limited number of scooters available for student use. If a scooter is available, you can reserve it when you register.

Can I bring my own motorcycle or scooter?

Yes. You may bring your own vehicle and ride it in the course. If you bring your own bike:

  • For basic courses: The engine size must be 50-250 cc.
  • For intermediate and advanced courses: The engine size must be at least 50 cc. There is no maximum size limit in these courses.

The bike must have a valid motorcycle license plate. Mopeds or bikes bearing moped license plates are not allowed. Vehicles with more than two wheels are not allowed.

The motorcycle must be properly insured. You must show current proof of insurance to the instructor.
The motorcycle must be street legal, in safe riding condition and pass a safety inspection:

  • Motorcycle tires with adequate tread (recommended 1/8 inch or better) and proper inflation.
  • Properly functioning front and rear brakes, throttle, clutch, shift lever and final drive.
  • Working headlight, high beam, taillight with stop lamp, horn and signals.
  • No leaking or weeping fluids.

Overnight storage at training sites for personal vehicles is not available.

Are there any health/physical requirements?

No. However, TEAM OREGON courses can be physically and mentally demanding. You need to be able to balance and ride a bicycle. If you require accommodations related to a physical disability or learning disability, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your needs at 800-545-9944.

I do not see a course with an open seat on the weekend I prefer. Can I put my name on a waiting list?

No. TEAM OREGON does not keep a waitlist. Our recommendation is to monitor our website. If a seat opens in the course you want, contact us by phone at 800-545-9944 or register for the course online. If you are already registered for a course and see another date you would prefer, please contact us by phone at 800-545-9944 to reschedule your course, or register for the new course online and contact our office to get a full refund on your original course.

When will I receive my course completion card?

Completion cards are normally awarded for BRT and IRT at the end of the course. However, if you registered close to the start date of the course (within a week), completion cards are mailed 7-10 business days after course completion. Completion cards for eRider™ Basic and eRider™ Intermediate are mailed within five business days of course completion.

I lost my course completion card. How do I get a new one?

If you completed the course within the last two years, TEAM OREGON can issue you a new completion card. The fee is $15. If it has been more than two years but less than five years since you completed the course, TEAM OREGON can provide a letter confirming your course completion. The fee is also $15. To request a completion card you can contact us by phone at 800-545-9944 or you can send a written request that includes the date of course, location, your current mailing address, driver’s license number and your name at the time you took the course. Please submit your written request and payment to:

TEAM OREGON
Attn: Training Support Unit
3550 SW Deschutes St
Corvallis, OR 97333

I don't see my question answered here. What should I do?

Many other questions are covered in Eligibility Requirements. You can also e-mail your question to the Training Support Unit at TEAM.OREGON@oregonstate.edu.