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The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at 11 locations throughout Northern Illinois. There is a $20 refundable deposit (plus $3 handling fee) required for pre-registration. Although a course may show that it is "SOLD OUT" we do take walk-in registrations in all of our courses. Please read about that process on the Registration page.


****Click HERE for a Google map which shows all of our locations and has classroom location information.****

Classes will fill quickly next year! Don't miss your opportunity to get into a class this year and be able to start riding right away next spring!

****This weekend, 10/24-10/26, is the final weekend of classes for the 2014 training season. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be ready to ride next spring!****

We have classes at:

College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)

Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL)

James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (North Chicago, IL)

McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, IL)

Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)

Rock Valley College (Rockford, IL)

****The classroom location at McHenry County College has been moved back to E117 effective immediately. A map of the MCC campus can be found at the following URL  http://www.mchenry.edu/maps/index.asp****

While a large number of our courses are showing "Sold Out" we still take walk-in students in every course. We have, in recent weeks, run courses at just over half capacity at several of our training sites due to the number of pre-registered students who do not show up. Visit the Registration page for course schedules at each of our locations.

Training Courses

Click a link below for more information about each course including rider gear requirements.

License Testing Waiver Courses:

Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)

Intermediate RiderCourseSM (IRC)

Riding Skill Improvement Courses:

Basic RiderCourse2SM/Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2/ERC)

We will be conducting a Three Wheeled motorcycle course at College of Lake County, see HERE for more information and see the BRC2 registration page to register!

Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)

RiderCoachSM Preparation

Training to help earn a RiderCoachSM credential

For questions about RiderCourses not related to registration please email: MotorcycleSafety@niu.edu

Course Registration

You must be an Illinois resident to register.

Visit the Registration page to find a course at a location near you: