The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at 11 locations throughout Northern Illinois. There is a $20 refundable deposit (plus $3 handling fee) required for pre-registration. Although a course may show that it is "SOLD OUT" we do take walk-in registrations in all of our courses. Please read about that process on the Registration page.
****Click HERE for a Google map which shows all of our locations and has classroom location information.****
****(06/22)There are 11 open seats in the Advanced RiderCourse at Northern Illinois University on 07/11/2015. Don't miss this opportunity to become a better, safer rider!****
****(06/22) The classroom sessions for classes scheduled at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Rockford will no longer be conducted at Rock Valley College, they will now be held at Jefferson High School. The classes will meet in the portable office container in back of the school. Enter the school at Bonanza Way from 35th St.****
****06/05/2015 - We are now able to accept a TVDL (Temporary Visitor's Driver's License) for entry into our courses.****
****As of 06/05/2015, the classroom location for classes at College of Lake County will be at the University Center of Lake County, rooms 131, 132, 133. The site marker on the Google map (linked above) reflects the new classroom location.****
Available seats by training site from classes starting 06/25/2015:
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb - took 9 walk-ins, had seats for 0 more students.
Highland Community College, Freeport - took 6 walk-in, had seats for 1 more student.
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake - took 8 walk-ins, had seats for 6 more students.
College of Lake County, Grayslake - took 13 walk-ins, had seats for 15 more students.
Elgin Community College, Elgin - took 8 walk-ins (2 in the Thursday class, 6 in the Friday class), had seats for 4 more students in the Thursday class and 0 in the Friday class.
Rock Valley College, Rockford - took 7 walk-ins, had seats for 6 more students.
Jefferson High School, Rockford, IL - took 7 walk-ins, had seats for 2 more students, plus one class cancelled due to lack of students.
James A Lovell Healthcare Center, North Chicago - took 8 walk-ins, had seats for 8 more students.
South Beloit high School, South Beloit - took 2 walk-ins, had seats for 1 more student.
Don't believe when people tell you it's impossible to get into a class! We had seats for 55 more students last week.
Click a link below for more information about each course including rider gear requirements.
License Testing Waiver Courses:
Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)
Riding Skill Improvement Courses:
Basic RiderCourse2SM/Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2/ERC)
Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)
Training to earn a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoachSM credential
For questions about course registration please email: OutreachRegistration@niu.edu
For questions about RiderCourses not related to registration please email: MotorcycleSafety@niu.edu
You must be an Illinois resident to register.
Visit the Registration page to find a course at a location near you:
- College of Lake County (CLC) - Grayslake, IL
- Elgin Community College (ECC) - Elgin, IL
- Highland Community College (HCC) - Freeport, IL
- James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (JAL) - North Chicago, IL
- Jefferson High School (JHS) - Rockford, IL
- McHenry County College (MCC) - Crystal Lake, IL
- Northern Illinois University (NIU) - DeKalb, IL
- Rock Valley College (RVC) - Rockford, IL
- South Beloit High School (SBHS) - South Beloit, IL
Classroom Location information can be found on the "LOCATIONS" link and then clicking on the map marker at the training site where you would like to attend a course.
Temporary Visitor's Driver's License (TVDL) - 06/05/2015 - We can now accept a TVDL for entry into our courses.