Basic Rider Course

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NTCC is now offering the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course, approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Effective September 1, 2009, the Basic Rider Course is required in order to obtain a new Texas motorcycle license (class M endorsement).

Classroom instruction will be held at the Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex located across the road from the main NTCC campus.  Riding instruction will be held at the NTCC riding pad.  


(BRC) Basic Rider Course

The BRC is a two day, sixteen hour course. This class is required for all new applicants for a motorcycle license regardless of age or riding experience. Students who are under 24 must have a valid Texas Drivers License or Learners Permit.

Motorcycles, classroom materials, and helmets are provided by Motorcycle Training Center.

The Basic Rider Course tuition is required prior to the class. Your spot in the class will not be reserved until payment is received.



  •     Starts with motorcycle fundamentals. No previous experience is required.
  •     Provides an opportunity to experience motorcycling prior to purchasing a motorcycle.
  •     Course completion normally allows for waiver of the DPS driving test
  •     Qualifies the student for Insurance discounts.
  •     Meets the criteria for the Texas Helmet waiver.  

Why is training needed ?

Research has shown that few people (less than 10%) have any formal training before they begin to ride a motorcycle. Everyone can benefit from a Motorcycle Rider Course.


The Basic Rider Course

  • The course is classroom and on-cycle instruction. Basic techniques as well as defensive maneuvers will be taught. We provide the motorcycle during the course.
  • It is designed for the beginner who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle or for the experienced rider who wants to sharpen their riding skills.
  • Minimum age for the course is 15 and all students under 18 require parental consent and a Class C unrestricted license or the classroom portion of Drivers Ed completed.
  • Students must attend all class sessions and pass both written and riding skills tests in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • The certificate, when presented to the DPS license office, normally allows any person with a Class C unrestricted license to waive the on-cycle road test.
  • This course is designed to teach basic techniques. We cannot gaurantee the safe operation of your motorcycle.
  • When attending any rider courses, the following must be worn: Long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, full fingered gloves, boots or shoes that cover the ankle, a D.O.T. approved helmet, and eye protection.
  • Helmets are provided if the student doesn t have one.
  • Students must be able to balance on the motorcycle. This course requires physical strength and stamina. Persons not in good health should NOT take this course. If you are not heat or cold tolerant, choose your course date accordingly.



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