Motorcycle Site/Range License (how to obtain)

Motorcycle Rider Education Site and Range Licenses (Chapter 11 Rules Governing Motorcycle Rider Education)

  • A motorcycle rider education site license authorizes the owner to hold Basic RiderCourses. The site owner must employ Basic RiderCourse Instructors.
  • A motorcycle rider education range license authorizes the owner to hold Basic RiderCourses, but they must also hold a valid motorcycle rider education site license. The range owner must employ Basic RiderCourse Instructors.

Motorcycle Rider Education Site and Range Licenses and Fees

Applicants must license each site and range location where motorcycle rider education will be conducted and submit a license application and fee of $50.00 for each location.

General Application Requirements

To apply for a license, you must complete a motorcycle site/range license application form and meet the following requirements:

  1. For a Basic RiderCourse site license you must submit a letter from the city/town giving permission to use the facility for motorcycle rider education. Also, you will need a letter from the local fire department stating the site meets 101 Life Safety Codes.
  2. For a Basic RiderCourse range license you must submit completed Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Rider Education Recognition Program paperwork with digital color photos of the range area.
  3. For a Basic RiderCourse range license you must also submit a certificate of insurance from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  4. Submit copy of cancellation/refund policy.
  5. Pass an inspection of site, range and motorcycles by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements

  1. All motorcycle rider education new course reports and course completion reports must be up-to-date and open to inspection by the Secretary of State at all reasonable times.
  2. All site records must be retained for at least three (3) years and kept at the record keeping location indicated on the site license application.
  3. A motorcycle rider education new course report must be filed at least seven (7) days prior to the date the course starts.
  4. A motorcycle rider education course completion report must list each student by name, date-of-birth, telephone number and course completion certificate number. This report must be filed within seven (7) days of the date the course ends.

Other Information

Your application will be reviewed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to determine whether you meet the licensing requirements. If your application is approved, you will be issued a license which will be mailed to you. The license will expire one year from the date it is issued. Operating a motorcycle rider education site or range without a valid license is a Class E crime.

Once you are issued a Motorcycle Rider Education Site/Range license it is your responsibility to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in writing of any change in information on the original license application (e.g., change of site/range name or ownership, address, telephone number, driving or criminal record, employee health, motorcycles used for training, and instructors employed by the site/range). All correspondence and renewal notices will be sent to the licensee's last known address on file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact this office at (207) 624-9000 Extension 52128.