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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.****

****The classroom location at McHenry County College has been moved back to E117 effective immediately. A map of the MCC campus can be found at the following URL  http://www.mchenry.edu/maps/index.asp****

****There at 8 seats available at South Beloit High School for this weekend's class! Please visit the Google Map link above for 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 08/15/2014

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb - took 4 walk-ins, had seats for 5 more students

Highland Community College, Freeport - took 5 walk-ins, had seats for 0 more students

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake - took 11 walk-ins, had seats for 1 more student

College of Lake County, Grayslake - took 19 walk-ins, had seats for 0 more students

Elgin Community College, Elgin - took 16 walk-ins, had seats for 1 more student

Rock Valley College, Rockford - took 10 walk-ins, had seats for 6 more students

James A Lovell Healthcare Center, North Chicago - took 0 walk-ins, had seats for 10 more students - class was canceled due to lack of students!

South Beloit high School, South Beloit - took 4 walk-ins, had seats for 0 more students

Don't believe when people tell you it's impossible to get into a class! We had seats for 23 more students last week.

Training Courses

Click a link below for more information about each course including rider gear requirements.

License Testing Waiver Courses:

Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)

Intermediate RiderCourseSM (IRC)

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)

RiderCoachSM Preparation

Training to help earn a RiderCoachSM credential

For questions about RiderCourses not related to registration please email: MotorcycleSafety@niu.edu

Course Registration

You must be an Illinois resident to register.

Visit the Registration page to find a course at a location near you: