A few words about the Basic or Intermediate RiderCourse completion card:
Completion cards for the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and Intermediate RiderCourse (IRC) will be mailed after course completion. It may take up to four weeks after your course before it is mailed from our office depending on workload and staffing. Course dates, projected mailing dates and actual mailing dates are listed in the table below. Check often to see when cards for your course have been mailed. The completion card used for the BRC and IRC are the same card and will say "BEGINNER RIDER COURSE STUDENT COMPLETION CARD" at the top of the card.
The completion card is good for one year from date of issue, which would be the last day of your BRC or IRC. The card should waive both the written and riding tests at the Secretary of State’s office. There may be instances when you are required to take one or both of their tests for various reasons. The card is yours to keep and while many people laminate their card do not do so until after you have completed the licensing process.
We will strive to get the course completion cards mailed as soon as possible after a course. While we have taken all possible steps to make the course paperwork delivery process as efficient as possible it can still take up to a week before the paperwork from your course can start being processed.
Please allow four weeks from the last day of your course before contacting the office. If you do not receive your card in exactly four weeks after the last day of your course, please contact our office via the email address that should be provided during class. Please do not contact the Project office before that four week period. Phone calls and email about completion cards slow down the processing of course paperwork. If you call the Project office seeking information about your completion card, in order to better serve you, please have your specific course information at hand (such as course number, location and/or dates).
Be aware that Northern Illinois University requests return service on all mail, which means that if your mail is being forwarded or you have a hold in place, the post office will return your card to the Project. If your card is returned to us, we will attempt to contact you via email to verify your mailing address.
A lost completion card can be replaced for up to one year from original date of issue. Please contact the Project office to request a copy of the necessary form. There is a $15 handling fee. The course completion date will be listed as the date of issue on the replacement card not the date the replacement card is issued.
Completion Card Mailing Schedule
Below is the projected mailing schedule for course completion cards.
Weekend Course Dates
Cards Will be Mailed No Later Than:
|March 27 - 30||Monday, April 21||04/11/2014|
|April 3 - 6||Monday, April 28||04/17/2014|
|April 10 - 13||Monday, May 5||04/23/2014|
|April 17 - 20||Monday, May 12||04/28/2014|
|April 24 - 27||Monday, May 19||05/09/2014|
|May 1 – 4||*Tuesday, May 27 - NIU Closed May 26||05/15/2014|
|May 8 – 11||Monday, June 2||05/19/2014|
|May 15 - 18||Monday, June 9||05/27/2014|
|May 22 - 25||Monday, June 16||06/03/2014|
|May 29 – June 1||Monday, June 23||06/13/2014|
|June 5 - 8||Monday, June 30||06/20/2014|
|June 12 - 15||Monday, July 7||06/25/2014|
|June 19 - 22||Monday, July 14||06/30/2014|
|June 26 - 29||Monday, July 21||07/08/2014|
|July 10 - 13||Monday, August 4||07/21/2014|
|July 17 - 20||Monday, August 11||07/28/2014|
|July 24 - 27||Monday, August 18||08/04/2014|
|July 31 – August 3||Monday, August 25||08/11/2014|
|August 7 - 10||*Tuesday, September 2 - NIU Closed Sept 1||08/18/2014|
|August 14 - 17||Monday, September 8||08/25/2014|
|August 21 - 24||Monday, September 15||09/02/2014|
|August 29 - 31||Monday, September 22||09/08/2014|
|September 5 - 7||Monday, September 29||09/15/2014|
|September 12 - 14||Monday, October 6||09/22/2014|
|September 19 - 21||Monday, October 13||09/29/2014|
|September 26 - 28||Monday, October 20||10/07/2014|
|October 3 -5||Monday, October 27||10/20/2014|
|October 10 - 12||Monday, November 3||10/21/2104|
|October 17 - 19||Monday, November 10||10/28/2014|
|October 24 - 26||Monday, November 17||11/04/2014|
Basic and Intermediate RiderCourse completion cards for all courses this year have been mailed. If you have not received your card, please contact our office as soon as possible for a replacement. The card is only good for one year from original date of issue, which would be the last day of your class. We cannot honor requests that come in after that one year period and you will either have to take the state's tests or take the class again (more practice never hurts though).