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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 the 2018 motorcycle course schedule.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury campus.


Program Coordinator:
John J Purdy Jr.
203-575-8123 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F320
Important Information

Important Information

Download and read the motorcycle student information packet.

To avoid disappointment please note: 

  • Classes run rain or shine from April through November. 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. In order to complete your training, you will need to register for another course section and pay the fee again.
  • Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.  We must receive the Registration Form, Liability Waiver Form, and full payment to secure your seat.  
  • All registrations are non-refundable. Requests for transfer must be received a minimum of five business days (120 hours) prior to the start of the class. For a class session that starts on Friday evening or Saturday morning, notice must be given by Friday at 4:30 pm of the week before.  One transfer is permitted per student and requires a $20 processing fee.

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



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: Approximately 20 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


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: Approximately 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

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 maneuvers 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: Approximately 6 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.

Special Instructions

  • Motorcycle Registrations require the completed registration forms, a signed waiver for each participant and full payment to be processed and reserve your place in class.
  • Motorcycle Registration cannot be taken over the phone.
  • Motorcycle Rider course fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. There is a one-time transfer fee of $20 and requests must be made FIVE business days prior to the start date of class. Requests after this time will not be granted. 

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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