Motorcycle and Scooter Training

Basic Rider Training






  • 3 days
  • No experience necessary
  • 3 classroom sessions (in-person)
  • 2 practice riding sessions (in person)
  • Approved for motorcycle endorsement


Basic Rider Training (BRT) is an endorsement course for new riders. The course takes 3 days and builds basic street-riding skills. The course provides 7 hours of in-person classroom instruction and 8 hours of in-person range (on-cycle) instruction. Training motorcycles 125-250cc and helmets are provided. For beginners, a basic course is recommended.

The classroom is done in person over three days. (Note that masks may be required.) The classroom prepares students for the practicing riding sessions and for riding on the street. Practice riding starts with basic skills, such as getting underway, turning, shifting and stopping, then moves on to the more advanced skills of emergency braking, cornering and swerving. Riding gear is required for all riding activities.

Course Schedules and Registration

If you can't find a class to fit your schedule, try eRider Basic for more options.


What Should You Bring?

Read up on the riding gear you need to bring to your Team Oregon training course.






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Completion Requirements

Getting your endorsement is done in three steps:

  • Take the course
  • Pass the test
  • Go to DMV

Before going to DMV, make sure you understand the Oregon DMV licensing process.

You must wear boots, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, eye protection and a DOT helmet to participate in the riding sessions. See full details in What to Bring.

You must attend all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions, pass a written knowledge test and pass an on-cycle skill test. Upon successful completion, you must visit DMV and apply for a motorcycle endorsement to complete the licensing process.

Most participants complete the course successfully. However, there is no guarantee of course completion or graduation. Students who fail to demonstrate a minimum level of safety will be dismissed without refund.

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS  Contact the licensing agency in your home state to verify which courses are accepted before signing up for a Team Oregon course.

To Register

To view course dates, times and to register, click a location below.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Read this confirmation carefully. It will have the course schedule and start times, what to bring, map to the site, etc. If you do not receive a confirmation, check your junk e-mail folder.

If you are unable to find a course that fits your schedule, view nearby sites for more options. You can also follow us on Twitter to be notified of open seats. And keep checking back: When classes fill, additional classes may be scheduled to meet student demand.

The Oregon Department of Transportation may provide a $25 refund to Oregon residents participating in the DHS-SNAP program who register for a Team Oregon basic or intermediate course. SNAP participants apply for the refund when they register, and are required to show their SNAP card to the instructor.