Motorcycle Basic Riders Course (BRC)

Successful completion of the Basic Rider's Course is the best place for a new rider to start. This course includes motorcycle knowledge and skill tests.  It consists of approximately 5 hours of formal classroom activities and 10 hours of riding instruction (conducted over two or three sessions).  The course is a license test waiver program conducted by the state of Georgia Department of Driver Services. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use during the course.

If you own a scooter, you may ride your own scooter, 51-350cc, in the course. Scooter students must call GMSP at 678-413-8400 after registering and inform staff of their intent to use a scooter.  The staff must notify your Coach.  

Successful graduates earn a 90-day Motorcycle License Test Waiver. DDS waives the written and riding portions of your Motorcycle License application for 90 days. The 90-days is from the completion date of your course.

To successfully graduate, students must:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Be on time for all sessions
  • Score 80% or better on a written evaluation
  • Pass an on-cycle skills evaluation

If a student is under the age of 18:

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student to the first class meeting. The parent will sign a waiver form for the student to participate in the course.
  • Students under the age of 18 who successfully complete the Basic Rider Course, earn a 90-day Motorcycle License Test Waiver. However, to get their license, the student must be at least 17 years of age before the 90-day waiver expires.
  • Students must complete Joshua’s Law Requirements

NOTE: A Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Course Completion Card may earn you an insurance discount.

BRC Requirements

The GMSP requires every student to:

  • Sign and date a course waiver form.
  • Bring a parent or legal guardian to the first session if you are under the age of 18.
  • Wear a DOT-approved helmet (provided during the course if needed).
  • Wear eye protection (face shield, goggles, or glasses).
  • Wear full-fingered gloves which allow good grip and control manipulation.
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt and/or jacket which covers the upper torso/arms.
  • Wear sturdy pants which cover the entire leg in the seated position.
  • Wear over the ankle footwear (no high-top sneakers).
  • Be prepared to have a great time learning to ride.

Other Considerations

Courses are sometimes conducted in inclement weather such as rain, cold, or heat. It is recommended all students bring the following:

  • Wet weather gear (rain jackets, rain pants, etc.)
  • Cold weather gear (warm jackets, sweaters, etc.)
  • Water or other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch/snacks as necessary
  • Sunscreen

Course Fees

  • Enrollment Fee: $250.00
  • Out-of-state Fee: $300.00

Register online or call 678-413-8400.   

Note: There is no time or mileage requirement between courses. Each course can be completed right after a previous one.