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Beginner motorcycle enthusiasts and for those that have riding experience. Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation around.

Part of the thrill of motorcycling is the knowledge that you are totally responsible for every action taken, from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists. To understand these responsibilities and get the most out of your experiences, a Connecticut Motorcycle Rider course is the place to start.

Program Overview

Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education is a statewide program directed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The Basic or Intermediate Rider training courses are mandated for a rider to obtain a motorcycle operator endorsement for their Connecticut driver's license. See the Course Descriptions below and register for one of our classes based on your skill level:

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Experienced

 

Course Schedule

Download our latest motorcycle course schedule.

All 2017 course sections are filled.  The 2018 course schedule will be available in late January.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury campus.

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Program Coordinator:
John J Purdy Jr.
203-575-8123 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: K408
Important Information

Important Information

Download and read the motorcycle student information packet.

To avoid disappointment please note: 

  • Classes are conducted in ALL types of weather. 
  • Please dress appropriately to provide protection from the sun, rain, and cold. 
  • You must be on time to all sessions. Latecomers will be turned away at their own expense. Please be warned of frequent traffic delays in Waterbury. Give yourself lots of travel time. 
  • There is important safety gear and attire that you must come with. See the motorcycle student information packet for details. You may be turned away from class if you do not meet safety criteria and refunds are not available.

Replacement Completion Cards 

Need to replace your CONREP motorcycle safety course completion card? Follow the three easy steps below: 

  1. Download and complete the Request For Replacement form
  2. Make out a non-refundable check for $25.00 payable to: The Treasurer, State of Connecticut 
  3. Mail the form and the check to:
    Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety,
    P. O. Box 317546
    Newington, CT
    06131-7546


Courses

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

BASIC RIDER COURSE (BRC)

This course is designed to teach individuals with little or no riding experience what is involved in operating a motorcycle or scooter safely. The BRC begins with the development of the fundamental skills: straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting. It then expands on these basic skills into more advanced street riding techniques. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of the State-approved Basic Rider Course for licensing. On-cycle testing is completed at NVCC as part of this course. The written and vision tests are taken at the DMV.  

  • Time required: 22 hours combined classroom and on-cycle instruction, breaks and lunch. 
  • What you need:  Participants must have a valid CT driver’s license. A motorcycle learner’s permit is not required to take this course. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form. Participants must wear protective gear as outlined in the NVCC Student Information Packet. Motorcycles or Scooters are provided. 
  • Fee: $220.00: Review your course ahead of time, the student workbook and study questions are available at ride4ever.org.
 

 

Intermediate Rider Course (IRC)

 

This course is designed for riders with some experience who are currently riding their own motorcycle/scooter. You must have a minimum of 600 street riding miles, or more than 6 months riding experience. Riders will improve skills in braking, cornering, evasive maneuvers, and learn ‘street strategies’ necessary for survival. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of the State-approved Intermediate Rider Course for licensing.

  • Time required: 10.5 hours combined classroom and on-cycle instruction, breaks and lunch.
  • What you need:Participants must have a valid Connecticut motorcycle permit and use their own street legal (no straight pipes) motorcycle or scooter that is registered and insured in the participant’s name. You must ride to class, no hauling bikes/scooters to class on a trailer or truck is permitted (No Exceptions). Bikes will be inspected. You must provide proof of your current motorcycle permit, registration, and insurance card. 
  • Fee: $130.00: Student workbook and study questions are the same as BRC and are available at ride4ever.org.

Experienced Rider Course (ERC)

 

Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn in this 6.5 hour on-cycle course. Using your own registered, insured, street legal motorcycle/scooter (bike will be inspected), you will have the opportunity to fine tune your riding skills during advanced maneveurs such as stopping in the shortest distance, cornering, swerving, tight turns, and other evasive skills. You must have a minimum of 1000 miles, or more than 10 months riding experience.  Passengers may participate in this course also.

  • Time required: 6.5 hours  on-cycle instruction, breaks and lunch.
  • What you need: Participants must provide a valid motorcycle license, current motorcycle registration and insurance card in the participant's name. 
  • Fee: Rider $100.00 / Passenger $20.00
Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

4 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

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