Overview for Tennessee State Program:
Motorcycling can be a thrilling and challenging experience. The safe
operation of a motorcycle requires practiced skill, knowledge, and a respectful
understanding of the limitations imposed by the operator, the machine, and the
Believing in the benefits of rider education, the Tennessee Department of
Safety administers the Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program.
This program provides a combination of rider education and other motorcycle
issues. For example, public awareness initiatives, information of the effects of
alcohol and drugs and licensing procedures.
BENEFITS OF RIDER EDUCATION
- Students who successfully complete either course will receive a completion
card and a certificate. Those applying for a Tennessee Motorcycle License
who bring the certificate from an approved Tennessee training site, pass the
Vision Test and pay the required fee will have their license skills and
knowledge tests waived.
NOTE: If the motorcycle license is the student's first
Tennessee license, other requirements will apply. See
- The certificate entitles the holder to an insurance premium discount.
- Some motorcycle manufacturers will reimburse students for the cost of the
course: Ask your dealer about this benefit.
- Students will have a new level of confidence, increased skills, and a more
The Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program offers two intensive courses
to prepare you for the challenges that the streets offer. One is for beginners,
the other for more experienced riders. This allows students with similar skill
levels to learn together.
The Basic Rider Course(BRC) is an entry level course designed for new
riders. It incorporates classroom discussion and hands on practice. It is
essential for safe riding. Motorcycles are provided.
The Experienced RiderCourse (ERC) is for people who are already
riding, but want to learn and practice more advanced skills.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)-Certified Instructors/Coaches teach
courses in a safe, off-street environment. These Instructors/Coaches are highly
experienced riders with the patience, understanding and knowledge to help
students develop the skills they need to become safe, responsible motorcyclists.
Current riders and anyone thinking about riding (ages 14 and up) are
encouraged to enroll in a Rider Training Course.
BRC Course: $150.00
ERC Course: $ 75.00
SAFETY GEAR REQUIREMENTS
To particiapte in either class, every TMREP Site Requires every rider
to be prepared; specifically you must have the following safety gear:
- Helmet- D.O.T. Approved (Furnished by request)
- Eye Protection (Face Shield or Safety Glasses)
- Over- The Ankle leather footwear w/low heels
- Long Pants (Denim or material w/equal durability)
- Long- Sleeve Shirt or Jacket
- Full-Fingered Gloves (Preferably Leather)
- Certified Instructors/Coaches
- Student Workbook
- Tn. Motorcycle Handbook
- Training Motorcycles (125cc-350cc Street Legal)
- Helmets; If needed
Since classes are held in all weather conditions (except icing), you are
advised to bring the following:
- Wet weather gear; rain jackets, rain pants, etc...
- Cold weather gear; warm jackets, sweaters, etc...
- Water or other beverages
- Lunch/snacks as necessary
TRAINING LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULES
Motorcycle Rider Education Training sites are conveniently located all across
the state. Classes are normally scheduled from March through December.
Important Contact Information:
Agency Responsible for Motorcycle Safety Program:
Stewart's Ferry Pike
Mr. John Milliken
Stewart's Ferry Pike