Q. How much does the class cost?
A. Each training site sets their own tuition fee. However the maximum you may be charged is $240 for MMSP-authorized training sites. The only exception to this is Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge classes. Because Rider’s Edge courses do not receive any resources from the MMSP they are exempt from the tuition cap.
Q. When is the next class being held?
A. Each training site sets their own training schedule. Please use our map of training locations to find the site nearest to you. If you contact them directly they will advise you of their next available class opening.
Q. Why isn’t training free to Missouri residents?
A. The Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program receives limited funding from a small surcharge on state court violations. It does not receive any direct funding or subsidy from Missouri motorcycle riders. This means the cost of training must be covered through tuition fees.
Q. I am a resident of a state other than Missouri, and want to get my motorcycle endorsement. Can I take the class in Missouri and get my endorsement in my home state?
A. Each state sets its own policy with regards to motorcycle licensing and training reciprocity. You should always check with the license office in your home state BEFORE signing up for a Missouri class so you can know whether or not your Missouri completion card will be accepted in your home state.
Q. Where is training available?
A. Visit our “Locate a Course by Address” page to find a site closest to you. Contact the site directly for schedule and cost information.
Q. Which class will get me an endorsement on my Missouri driver’s license?
A. Successful completion of the Beginner RiderCourse will provide you with a completion card good for a waiver of the skills test at your local licensing office. We provide motorcycles and helmets for the beginner courses.
Q. Is the class required to get my endorsement?
A. No. You can also get your license by taking the written test and the riding test at an approved testing site. You must provide your own motorcycle for testing.
Q. How do I get a learner’s permit?
A. You can get a learner’s permit by taking the written Motorcycle Operator’s test at your local state testing office.
Q. I’m under 18, can I take the class?
A. Yes. If you will be at least 15 ½ years old on the day the class begins you can take the course. Students under 18 must have the written permission of a parent or legal guardian.
Q. Do your classes teach me how to “lay it down”?
A. NO. “Laying a bike down” is crashing. We do not teach students how to crash. We teach students how to use mental strategies combined with advanced braking and swerving techniques so they don’t have to crash their bike.
Q. What about wheelies?
A. Wheelies and stoppies are not recognized as effective accident-avoidance strategies.
Q. I am in the military. I am a permanent resident of Missouri with a Missouri Driver’s License; however I’m stationed outside the state. Can I take an MSF class at my current duty location and get my Missouri endorsement?
A. Possibly. On July 12th, 2012 Missouri Governor Nixon signed into law SB 719, which partly states “the successful completion of a military motorcycle rider training course that meets or exceeds the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum standards by an applicant who is an active member of the U.S. armed forces, shall constitute an actual demonstration of the person’s ability to exercise due care in the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle, and no further driving test shall be required to obtain a motorcycle or motortricycle license or endorsement (section 302.173).” Contact your local Missouri driver’s licensing office to determine if the military motorcycle training course you plan to take outside of Missouri will qualify you for a motorcycle endorsement under this law.