Louisiana Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program


Motorcycle Operator Training Courses

Basic Rider Course

Participants will learn basic physical operation skills to evasive maneuvering techniques as well as risk management skills necessary for the safe operation of a motorcycle in traffic.

Participants will be required to complete a 5 hour on-line e-Course prior to attending the riding sessions. A link to the on-line learning portion (website) will be provided upon registration. Registrations must be received at least two weeks prior to your course date. Allow at least one week prior to scheduled course date to completed the required e-Course.

Practical sessions (riding sessions) of the Basic Course are scheduled on Saturday & Sunday mornings and last approximately 5-5 ½ hours each day.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) course graduates are exempt from the riding and written tests when applying for a motorcycle endorsement. Department of Public Safety 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 5-hour, “half-day”, course (range exercises only) for the more skilled and properly licensed motorcyclist. Emphasis on crash –avoidance skills, including cornering finesse and braking skills. These skills are beneficial to any type of street motorcycle. Participants must bring their own street-legal motorcycle, and you must be properly licensed.

Instructor Preparation Course

This course is approximately 65 hours long and generally conducted on 3 consecutive weekends. The participants must be at least 21 years old, 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 a national certification as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach. Contact the office for details, schedules, and other course pre-requisites.