APPROVED THIRD PARTY TRAINING PROVIDER
The Motorcycle Safety Academy is an approved motorcycle training provider for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program (MDMSP).
Classes will be scheduled starting in the spring 2021 calendar year, weather pending, at multiple training sites throughout Maryland including the following locations:
- - 714 Myrth Avenue, Essex, MD 21221
- - 7515 General Aviation Drive, Fort Meade, MD 20755
- - 1824 Mountain Road, Joppatowne, MD 21085
We offer motorcycle safety training classes for various skill levels. These courses were developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), a nationally recognized organization.
The MSF has been designing novice and advanced rider training curricula since 1973 and is currently taught in 45 states. Since the beginning, MSF's mission had been to promote, foster, and encourage the safety of riders and provide high quality, research-based education and training consistent with the public interest. Even today, MSF employs field-based experimental research to examine the effectiveness of new curricular programs, as well as refinements in current curriculum strategies and procedures. For example, MSF partnered with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on the world’s first large-scale, naturalistic motorcycle riding study. The 3.5-year study began by collecting data from instruments installed on motorcycles owned by study participants in Virginia, California, Florida and Arizona as the bikes were ridden in normal day-to-day use. Sensors and video cameras recorded all motorcycle operator inputs such as steering, acceleration, braking and lean, as well as recording all motions of the motorcycle, current riding conditions and the actions of surrounding traffic.
MSF learner centric training model focuses specifically on how people learn complex skills. Motor skill development principles embrace the three-stage development process of (1) early or cognitive, (2) intermediate or associative, and (3) integrated or automated. It is important for skill development to move from simple to-complex activities, and to ensure riders are provided feedback not only from the results of their performance, but also effectively augmented by a well-prepared and motivated RiderCoach. Ensuring a low-risk environment is of utmost importance. Integral to the BRC is the MSF Basic e-Course, which provides online learning for the general public as well as MSF course participants. This e-Course mirrors the content of the BRC Rider Handbook, and serves as the basis for the Street Strategies eCourse used for riders who already possess basic skills. MSA fully believes the MSF curriculum is more focused at the needs of beginner riders. The MSF curriculum is structured to allow individuals with no experience the time necessary to develop skills and adapt to the challenges of learning complex multiple controls with the student's trepidation taken in account.
COURSES AND COST
The Motorcycle Safety Academy offers motorcycle safety training classes that will include the Maryland motorcycle skills test licensing waiver. These courses include the following: Basic Rider Course (BRC), Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) (Advanced Course) and the 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC). To get additional details on these courses, please CLICK HERE
to visit our course catalog.
Successful completion of a MDMSP Basic or Advanced Course waives the requirement to take a written and skills test at the Maryland MVA Driver License Center and automatically earns the student a Completion Certificate. This Completion Certificate can be taken to any full-service MVA to get the "M" placed on a license. For students who complete a 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course, they will earn a Completion Certificate with a restriction prohibiting the operation a of 2-Wheel motorcycle.
Courses prices at a Maryland training center vary by location. To register for one of these courses, please CLICK HERE
to visit our training schedule. For your convenience, you can find your specific Maryland training center location by using the filter feature. If you are an out of state resident and want to take the course at any of our Maryland training center locations, please call the appropriate state agency to determine the licensing requirements that may apply.
Maryland residents that want to take a motorcycle safety course at a Maryland training center are NOT required to have a valid learners permit or license.
Individuals under the age of 18, will need a parent or guardian signature prior to taking the course.