To provide a more in-depth knowledge for riders that have an interest in becoming or continuing as a certified MSF motorcycle safety instructor. Students will continue to explore safe concepts based on past riding experiences and current knowledge. Students will need to demonstrate their understanding of concepts by successfully conducting peer and student teaching in both the classroom and during riding sessions.
Provides the required course work for students interested in becoming a certified MSF motorcycle safety instructor / RiderCoach. Students need to have an in-depth background and knowledge of riding and the motorcycle industry. The course includes approximately 60 hours of either on-site or hybrid (online / on-site) instruction depending on location.
Students must be experienced riders.
Students will be required to complete the online MSF eCourse which includes topics on selecting proper riding gear, preparing to ride, motorcycle controls, pre-ride inspection, defensive riding strategies, positioning, and how to handle a variety of riding situations.
During the course, a student will learn how to become a certified MSF motorcycle safety instructor based on the BRC curriculum.
The student will practice teaching in the classroom, learn how to manage riding exercises and how to evaluate and coach new riders as they develop their riding skills.
The student will be required to pass a knowledge test. The student is also required to pass a riding skill test, which is the same test used in the Basic Rider Course. However, the standards are much higher for instructors.
The student is required to peer teach the BRC curriculum to other classmates. The student is also required to successfully complete student teaching to a group of new riders to qualify for the MSF instructor certification.
During the initial riding activities and throughout the course, instructor trainers will evaluate and coach each student's ability to operate a motorcycle and overall performance. Students who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue. Students who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and may have to pay an additional fee to be enrolled in another Instructor Preparation Course.
The course concludes with a course evaluation and overall course wrap-up.
Motorcycles are available for use and are included in the course fee. Riders can elect to use a program training motorcycle, or they may use their personal motorcycle if it is street legal and they transport it to the training site legally. Personal motorcycles must be in good operating condition and pass a routine pre-ride check given as a part of the course.
Riders must have the appropriate riding gear, which includes a DOT certified helmet (PA requires helmet to be open-face / three-quarter or full-face helmet), eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants (no ripped jeans, sweat pants or other soft material) and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear.
There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass.