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.
**There are 12 openings in the Intermediate RiderCourse at the James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center in North Chicago on April 19. Visit our Google map for location information and to get directions. Online registration for this course is closed, but walk-ins are welcome.**
There is a Basic RiderCourse reserved for the hearing impaired for which the Project will provide interpreters. Please contact Outreach Registration at 800-345-9472 for information about registering for this course. You may also email the registration department at OutreachRegistration@niu.edu for more information. The course number is 311-11, May 23,24,25.
** Click HERE for a Google map which shows all of our locations and has classroom location information.**
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)
We will be conducting a Three Wheeled motorcycle course at College of Lake County, see HERE for more information and see the BRC2 registration page to register!
Advanced RiderCourseSM (ARC)
Training to help earn a RiderCoachSM credential
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
- Fort Phillip Sheridan (FPS) - Fort Sheridan, 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
Unfortunately, we will not be conducting courses at Waubonsee Community College due to several large construction projects on their campus. To compensate for that we have increased the number of courses at our other training locations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.