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.****
While a large number of our courses are showing "Sold Out" we still take walk-in students in every course. We have, in recent weeks, run courses at just over half capacity at several of our training sites due to the number of pre-registered students who do not show up. Visit the Registration page for course schedules at each of our locations.
Available seats by training site from classes starting 07/25/2014
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb - took 13 walk-ins, had seats for 13 more students
Highland Community College, Freeport - took 2 walk-ins, had seats for 2 more students
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake - took 11 walk-ins, had seats for 1 more student
College of Lake County, Grayslake - took 10 walk-ins, had seats for 16 more students
Elgin Community College, Elgin - took 11 walk-ins, classes ran at full capacity
Rock Valley College, Rockford - took 21 walk-ins, had seats for 7 more students
Fort Philip Sheridan, Highwood - took 1 walk-in, had seats for 5 more students
James A Lovell Healthcare Center, North Chicago - took 10 walk-ins, had seats for 12 more students
South Beloit high School, South Beloit - took 0 walk-ins, had seats for 6 more students
Don't believe when people tell you it's impossible to get into a class! We had seats for 62 more students last week.
****The classroom location at McHenry County College has been moved from E117 to B178 until after August 31, a map of the MCC campus can be found at the following URL http://www.mchenry.edu/maps/index.asp****
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.