Motorcycle Training FAQ's

What courses are available?

There's a basic class for new riders and an experienced class for experienced riders ---new riders don't feel intimidated by experienced riders --experienced riders don't have to wait for beginners to catch up. Either class can be completed in one weekend. Choose the one that's right for you.

  1. The Basic Rider Course is designed with the beginning rider in mind but experienced riders benefit as well. The course consists of 16 hours of training. In the basic course, you'll learn how to operate a motorcycle, the best protective clothing to wear, how to avoid dangerous situations and, what's most important, how to get out of those dangerous situations you can't avoid.

 

Where are the classes located?

All classes are located at
NTCC Main Campus
2886 FM 1735
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455
(903) 434-8134

Classes are at the Main NTCC Campus in the Instructional Annex building, room 106 and also at the driving pad.


Why do I need this course?

Effective September 1, 2009, the Basic Rider Course is required in order to obtain a new Texas motorcycle license (class M endorsement). The course is available to riders of all ages. The basic rider course will provide the skills needed to get the most out of your riding experience.


What do I receive when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion certificate (MSB-8) that indicates which course was attended.  The MSB-8 is what the student will take to the Department of Motor Vehicles for licensing.  The college also issues a continuing education certificate.

 

Will I get a break on my insurance?

The MSB-8, annotated for the basic or advanced course, is recognized by many insurance companies for a discount on motorcycle liability insurance and is proof of course completion for ticket dismissal.

 

Will I still have to take a driver’s license test?

The MSB-8, annotated for the basic course, may be accepted to waive the driver license road test.


Do I need to have a motorcycle and helmet to take the course?

A 2-wheeled, 5-speed motorcycle and DOT approved loaner helmet are provided for the basic rider course. 

 

What kind of motorcycles will I be riding?

Students will ride standard type cruisers, small easy to handle type motorcycles, anywhere from 125cc to 250cc.


What do I need to wear?

All participants and instructors must wear protective gear when riding during the course. The minimum protective gear is as follows:(1) a motorcycle helmet that meets Department of Transportation standards;(2) eye protection;(3) over the ankle, sturdy footwear (not cloth, canvas, etc.); (4) long sleeved shirt or jacket;(5) long, non-flare denim pants or equivalent; and (6) full-fingered gloves, preferably leather.

 

What should I bring to class?

In the summer in Texas remember to limit caffeine drinks which can cause dehydration. Bring water, PowerAde, Gatorade or other non-alcoholic beverages. In the winter and/or if rain is predicted, dress accordingly. Snacks for range times are recommended. Lunch breaks are taken.

 

I'm only 15. Can I take the Basic class?

Yes. The Basic Motorcycle Operator Training courses are open to any person who is: (1) physically and mentally capable of being licensed in Texas as a motorcycle operator; and (2) at least 15 years old on the day the course begins. A person who is 15 years old but is less than 18 years old may not be admitted to a basic motorcycle operator training course unless he or she has a Class C instructional permit or an unrestricted Class C, or higher, driver's license.

 

How do I enroll in a class?

Contact Motorcycle Training Center at www.RideSafeTexas.com or call
Tasha Patterson and Renée Stevenson at 800-410-4549.

 

Will I be a NTCC Student?

Yes. You will be registered as a NTCC Continuing Education student. All registered NTCC Continuing Education students who successfully complete the course will receive an official NTCC Continuing Education Certificate of Completion, which includes the title of the course completed and the number of CEUs (Continuing Education Units) completed. NTCC Continuing Education students are transcripted and on permanent record at the college. However, continuing education units are not "credit" bearing and do not contribute toward a college degree.

 

What are the costs?

The fee for the Basic Rider Course is $285.00. This fee is non-refundable and required prior to the class session to reserve your place in the class. A student who does not show up for class, or who leaves during any part of the class for any reason, forfeits their entire fee and must pay the full fee again to reschedule another class.

 

What is the course schedule?

The Basic Rider Course meets two consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00am - 5:00pm. The schedule of upcoming courses may be viewed at https://www.texasmtc.com/MotorcycleSafetyTrainingLocations/MotorcycleSafetyTraining_MountPleasant.aspx

 

How do I pay?

Motorcycle Training Center, Inc.

Contact us by Telephone (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT, Mon-Fri):
972-242-0300
800-410-4549

Contact us by email:
MtcStaff@gmail.com

Contact us by mail:
13337 Bee Street
Farmers Branch, Tx 75234-6116