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myBMV > Motorcycles and Motor Driven Cycles > Motorcycle Endorsements > Motorcycle Operator Safety Education Program Motorcycle Operator Safety Education Program

The NEW Indiana Motorcyclist Safety Program (IMCSP) will offer the Basic RiderCourse for beginner motorcyclists and Basic RiderCourse 2 for riders who want to improve their skills.

Why Take a Motorcycle Operator Safety Education Course

  • Successfully completing a Motorcycle Operator Safety Education course in Indiana waives the motorcycle knowledge and riding skills tests requirement.
  • Motorcycles are specialized vehicles and require unique knowledge and skill to properly and safely operate them.
  • The Motorcycle Operator Safety Education courses offered in Indiana are designed to present critical information and skills through curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  • All rider coaches are trained according to the MSF standards, are certified by the MSF, and must meet all additional criteria required by the Indiana BMV.
  • Nationally, more than six million people have completed a Motorcycle Operator Safety Education courses since the first MSF curriculum was introduced in 1974. Since Indiana’s rider education program started in 1987, more than 100,000 Hoosiers have completed a Motorcycle Operator Safety Education course.

Course Availability

Visit the IMCSP website at for more information and locations regarding education training courses and skills testing.  The BMV will waive the motorcycle knowledge and riding skills tests for individuals who successfully complete an IMCSP education course.

Course Descriptions

Basic Rider Course (BRC)
The BRC is designed for the beginning rider, but is not limited to only new riders. Riders with experience also find the BRC to be an excellent safety course. Riders with more experience may consider the Basic Rider Course 2.
Courses can take anywhere from 15 to 20 hours to complete depending on weather, overall class progression and various other factors. The BRC consists of classroom and on-cycle training, and can be completed in one weekend or four to five weekday evenings. Schedules, cost and locations are subject to change.


  • Those under 18-years-old require parental consent.
  • No permit or license is required.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC 2)
The BRC 2 is designed for experienced riders who want to increase their knowledge of motorcycle dynamics and street riding strategies; practice advanced street riding skills on their own motorcycle in a controlled environment and obtain his or her motorcycle endorsement if still riding on a permit.

Courses consist of five to six hours of on-cycle training with discussion sessions conducted between riding sessions. Schedules, cost and locations are subject to change.


  • Must have a currently valid motorcycle permit or endorsement.
  • Must have street riding experience and ride their motorcycle to the course training site.
  • Must provide proof of insurance and their motorcycle must pass an on-site safety inspection.

To continue in the course, all participants must successfully meet the objectives of the first riding exercise (control at low speeds) and all subsequent exercises. To successfully complete the course, participants must pass a riding evaluation. Successful completion will waive the state knowledge and skills tests for permit holders seeking a motorcycle endorsement.

Motorcycle groups and organizations may arrange to take the course as a group.

Course Costs

Basic RiderCourse


Basic RiderCourse 2


Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

The ARC is the public version of the Military SportBike Rider Course (MSRC), and may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle. It is a one-day course consisting of approximately 3½ hours of classroom activities and 4½ hours of riding. Techniques that extend beyond basic riding procedures are addressed in the ARC.

Sport bike riding techniques are not intended to encourage or endorse riding at higher speeds, but are provided to improve the performance capabilities of riders, particularly related to overall control, cornering and emergency maneuvers. There are eight riding exercises. There is no formal skill test, but there is a knowledge test that may be self-scored.

BMV Recognized Independent Motorcycle Operator Safety Course Providers

The BMV will also accept waivers for the motorcycle knowledge and riding skills tests for individuals who successfully complete a safety course administered by the following recognized independent providers.