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Louisiana Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program


Motorcycle Operator Training Courses

Basic Rider Course

This 15+ hour course is designed for the beginner or returning motorcyclist. Emphasis is placed on the physical skills, proper attitude and knowledge necessary for navigating safely in traffic. No prior riding experience is necessary. Course graduates are exempt from taking the riding and written tests when applying for a motorcycle endorsement. Department of Public Safety (DPS) training motorcycles are available for use in the course.

Intermediate Course

A 5-hour on-range course for the motorcyclist who wants to fine-tune mental and physical skills. The course participants practice cornering, braking, and evasive maneuvering techniques Participants will also discuss their risk management techniques. The participants will discuss risk management techniques and share riding experiences. (Prerequisites: Basic course graduate or properly licensed motorcyclist)

Advanced Course

The Advanced course is a new & challenging 8-hour (4 hr. classroom & 4 hr. range) course for the more skilled and properly licensed motorcyclist. Emphasis is given to self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior, riding strategies and overall skill development. In addition advanced braking, cornering and swerving procedures and techniques are covered.

Instructor Preparation Course

This course is approximately 65 hours long and conducted on 3 consecutive weekends. The participants must be at least 21 years old, a licensed motorcyclist who rides on a routine basis, is self-motivated and has an interest in reducing motorcycle accidents, injuries and traffic deaths. Course graduates will earn, if successful the participant will earn a national certification as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach. Contact the office for details, schedules and requirements.


Registration Form & Training Schedule

Course Schedule

Course Application

Once a student is assigned to a requested course, submitted fees are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the course has been cancelled by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety

For information or scheduling, please contact 225-658-7255.