WHAT ARE THE RIDER COACH QUALIFICATIONS?

Each of our professional instructors have an extensive background and experience in riding motorcycles, the motorcycle industry and in providing valuable instruction. In addition, each instructor is certified and licensed by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), a nationally recognized curriculum provider.

To become a professional motorcycle safety trainer, these dedicated individuals undergo an intense Instructor Preparation (IP) course that takes months to complete. Once the training program is complete, each instructor is placed on a probationary period to help reinforce the techniques learned during the IP program. In addition to the IP course, some instructors have obtained specialized training including 3WBRC, SRC and others. Finally, each instructor is required to attend annual continuing professional education to update and refine their skills.

Each candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications and expectations for the position:

  • Ability to possess active listening skills, proactive evaluation and provide focused and pointed feedback to students;
  • Knowledge and experience with classroom and range site management including experience with minimal motorcycle repair issues;
  • Ability to know and understand the process to prepare and document all student training process, inluding preparing all the necessary training forms such as accident / incident reports, student withdrawl forms and course completion reports;
  • Knowledge of the state jurisdiction’s training specific requirements/laws;
  • Ability to operate a motorcycle safely on a frequent and routine basis;
  • Maintain a good riding and driving record; and
  • Attend professional training to update and refine skills relating to motorcycle safety.