Motorcycle and Scooter Training
 
 

Eligibility Requirements

 

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Basic Courses

Basic course participants must possess a valid driver license or motor vehicle instruction permit. A motorcycle instruction permit is not necessary. Out-of-state and international licenses and permits are accepted for course enrollment.

Students younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the required waiver form.

Riders younger than 21 must successfully complete a basic course to meet state mandatory training requirements for a motorcycle license. Riders 21 or older are required to take either a basic or intermediate course to meet requirements. 

A DOT-compliant helmet and full protective riding gear is required. Loaner helmets are available. Students must provide their own eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves and over-the-ankle footwear. See What to Bring to learn more.

Training motorcycles from 125-250cc are provided. There are a limited number of 125cc scooters available. If a scooter is available, you may reserve it when you register. You may ride your own motorcycle in the course if it is properly registered, insured and passes a safety inspection.

Completion cards are awarded to graduates of a basic course. To receive a completion card, you must attend and complete all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions and pass an on-cycle skills test. BRT students must pass a written knowledge test in class; eRider students take the knowledge test at DMV.

Course graduates must apply for a motorcycle endorsement at DMV to complete the licensing process. DMV recommends you fill out a driver’s license application form in advance. Be prepared to show your course completion card, proper ID and proof of legal presence, take a vision screening test and pay the fee(s) for the endorsement.

DMV waives the on-cycle skills test for graduates who possess a valid completion card. DMV also waives the knowledge test for BRT graduates, but eRider® Basic students are required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the DMV test here. Riders who successfully complete a basic course are eligible for insurance discounts under Oregon law.

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

Advanced Courses

Advanced training course (RSP, ABC, ART, PMC and CCL) participants must be 16 or older and possess a valid driver license and motorcycle endorsement. Out-of-state and international licenses are accepted for course enrollment.

Students younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the required waiver form.

Full protective riding gear is required. Students must provide their own eye protection, motorcycle jacket, long pants, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle footwear and DOT-approved helmet. See What to Bring to learn more.

Participants must provide their own motorcycle that is properly registered, insured and passes a safety inspection. RSP students may use a Team Oregon training bike upon request.

Completion cards are awarded to graduates of advanced training courses. To receive a completion card, you must participate in all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions.

 

What Should You Bring?

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

Intermediate Courses

Intermediate course participants must possess a valid driver license or motor vehicle instruction permit. A motorcycle instruction permit is not necessary. Out-of-state and international licenses and permits are accepted for course enrollment.

Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Intermediate course participants must be able to get underway, turn, shift and stop a motorcycle to enroll in this course. Riders unable to meet this requirement will be dismissed without refund and referred to a basic course.

Intermediate courses meet state mandatory training requirement for riders 21 or older to earn a motorcycle license. Basic courses also meets state requirements. Riders are not required to take the knowledge test at DMV prior to attending an intermediate course; however, graduates will be required to take the knowledge test at DMV in order to obtain their endorsement.

A DOT-compliant helmet and full protective riding gear is required. Loaner helmets are available. Students must provide their own eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves and over-the-ankle footwear. See What to Bring to learn more.

Training motorcycles from 125-250cc and helmets are provided. There are a limited number of 125cc scooters available. If a scooter is available, you may reserve it when you register. You may ride your own motorcycle in the course if it is properly registered, insured and passes a safety inspection.

Completion cards are awarded to graduates of intermediate courses. To receive a completion card, you must attend and complete all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions and pass an on-cycle skills test.

Course graduates must apply for a motorcycle endorsement at DMV to complete the licensing process. DMV recommends you fill out a driver’s license application form in advance. Be prepared to show your course completion card, proper ID and proof of legal presence, take a vision screening test and pay the fee(s) for the endorsement.

DMV waives the on-cycle skills test for graduates who possess a valid completion card, but students are still required to take the DMV knowledge test. You can study for the DMV test here. Riders who successfully complete IRT are eligible for insurance discounts under Oregon law.

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

Police Training

Advanced Motors Training (AMT) and Police High-Speed participants must be active, licensed law enforcement. All riders must possess a valid driver license and motorcycle endorsement. Out-of-state and international licenses are accepted for course enrollment.

To qualify for Police High-Speed, officers must have attended Police ART in the current or previous year.

Full protective riding gear is required. Officers must provide their own police motorcycle that is properly registered, insured and passes a safety inspection. Your confirmation letter will provide additional detail about riding gear and motorcycle inspection requirements.

Completion cards are awarded to graduates of Police ART. To receive a completion card, you must participate in all classroom and on-cycle riding sessions. DPSST credit will apply to Police ART and High-Speed.