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Becoming an MMSP/MSF Certified RiderCoach
RiderCoaches are trained based on instructor staffing needs statewide. There is usually only one Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program RiderCoach Preparatory (RCP) class per year. On average 50 to 70 applicants are competing for 12 seats in a class. Because of the competitive nature of the application process, applicants are required to provide a Sponsorship Letter from an existing MMSP-Authorized Training Site. A list of sites is available on this website. Sponsorship requires that an individual demonstrate proficiency, reliability, commitment and ethics commensurate with the standards set by the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program and the training site.
Most sites require anyone seeking sponsorship to first serve as a “Range Aide”. Range Aide duties may be paid or unpaid depending on the training site. “Range Aides” assist Certified RiderCoaches in preparing the range for class, setting up range exercises and other non-instructional duties. Familiarization with exercises, path of travel for each exercise, and observing instructors demonstrating exercises and techniques are all integral parts of the development of an applicant.
For information on becoming a Range Aide contact your nearest MMSP training site.
Additional information about the RiderCoach Course
The MMSP uses the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) RiderCoach Preparation (RCP) curriculum and is taught by MSF certified RiderCoach Trainers. Successful graduates receive a national certification through the MSF, as well as MMSP authorization through the MMSP. This certifies graduates to conduct the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and Experienced RiderCourse, now called the “BRC 2”.
About the RCP
The RiderCoach Prep is an intensive 7-day, 60-hour training course. The RiderCoach Instructor Candidate (RCIC) application process is highly competitive and requires:
- MMSP-RCP-Application including notification of Sponsorship from a current MMSP training site.
- Driving record check
- Background check
- Non-refundable $50 fee due when selected to attend a RiderCoach Preparatory Course (RCP)
The following minimum qualifications must be met to be considered:
- Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
- Own a street legal motorcycle and operate it on a regular basis
- Have been a licensed driver for 5 years and have a current “M” endorsement
- Must meet the same criminal and driving record standards as the state’s requirements for obtaining a school bus license
- Agree to abide by MMSP Rules of Professional Conduct
- MSF Rules of Professional Conduct
- Able to attend the RiderCoach Preparation Course
- Able to complete the Yearly Mandatory Online Update
- Available to teach a minimum of 3 courses over two years
The MMSP is currently accepting applications for the May 12-18, 2014 training course, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The MMSP will accept applications beginning November 1, 2014 for the May 11-17, 2015 training course, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. daily. Deadline for all applications and documentation is January 16, 2015. Interested parties should fill out the below application including notification of Sponsorship, and submit both to the Missouri State Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Click here for SIMMS-RCP-Application
Apply for your Background Check here: Use Form SHP – 158M for Personal Identifier (Name-Based), there is a $11 fee.
Apply for your Missouri Driving Record Check here: You may send the completed form with the correct fee ($5.88) or take the form to any Dept. of Motor Vehicles license office (+$2 processing fee).