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.
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.
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
- 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.