The South Carolina Rider Education Program seeks to provide high quality motorcycle rider education courses at an affordable cost in an effort to promote safety and reduce motorcycle fatalities. Courses are taught by professional Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified Rider Coaches. The program’s aim is to expose individuals to ways to ride more safely and skillfully. While we cannot and will not assume responsibility for the safe operation of your motorcycle, it is our hope that by presenting responsible viewpoints on safety we will expose riders and the general public to proper and prudent motorcycle operation.
Successful course completion is dependent upon the student's performance. You must attend all classes and meet the performance standard for written exams and skill evaluations. Tardiness is not permitted. If you miss any portion of the class, you will be prohibited from participating in the riding exercises. At the discretion of the instructor, you may be able to observe the remainder of the class.
The South Carolina Rider Education Program’s number one priority is safety. There are certain hazards inherent to riding a two-wheeled motorized vehicle weighing several hundred pounds no matter where you ride - including the training range. In order to ensure safety throughout the course experience, students must wear the minimum required safety equipment when participating in the range exercises. Students who do not have the required clothing at the beginning of the range exercises will not be allowed to complete the training and registration fees will be forfeited.
You are required to wear the following protective clothing any time you are seated on the motorcycle:
A U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet. Helmets are available for use during riding sessions.
Long sleeve shirt or jacket with coverage to the wrist
Long pants, preferably jeans or leather, or other sturdy material
Over-the-ankle footwear of sturdy material, not cloth or canvas. Basketball leather “high tops” or hiking boots are satisfactory. Boots with low or no heel are preferred.
Full finger gloves
You will not be permitted to participate in any range session without the proper protective gear. All skin must be covered when seated on the motorcycle.
There are other optional safety and convenience items you should bring to the range: water or other non-alcoholic drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, a change of clothes, and/or a rain suit. Please note, motorcycle classes take place regardless of the weather (i.e. heat or cold), unless the weather is deemed severe or unsafe.
Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Motorcycle Course (BC) and Intermediate Motorcycle Course (IC) students at all locations. These motorcycles are standard or cruiser style with 125-500cc engines. Personal motorcycles may be used in the BC or IC course as long as it can pass the "T-CLOCS" inspection (see below) and the owner meets insurance requirements. It is recommended you use the provided training motorcycles for the BC and IC.
Students in the Experienced (EC) and Advanced (AC) Motorcycle Classes must ride their own street legal, insured motorcycles. Students using privately owned motorcycles must provide proof of ownership and/or a signed and notarized permission from the registered owner. Proof of insurance is also required. Current South Carolina registration and South Carolina insurance identification cards must be presented prior to the start of range exercises. "Tag Applied For" plates are not permitted, as these indicate the owner has not had the motorcycle long enough to get the required experience on the motorcycle to be used in class.
Personally owned motorcycles must pass a safety inspection prior to the start of range exercises. Mechanically unsafe motorcycles will not be permitted in class. Students who do not have the required evidence of registration (and/or authorization for use), evidence of insurance coverage, or a motorcycle which can pass the safety inspection at the beginning of the range exercises will not be allowed to complete the training and registration fees will be forfeited. Students who plan to use personally owned motorcycles should request the "T-CLOCS" inspection from the local sponsor (technical college) or download it below and inspect their motorcycles prior to coming to class. Students should ensure that personal motorcycles have a full tank of gas and ensure that (cold tire) air pressures are proper. Improperly inflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure.
Effective July 1, 2018, the Beginner Motorcycle Class (BC) courses range from $239 to $309. Motorcycles are provided for use by students in the BC course. Intermediate Motorcycle Classes (IC) range from $139 to $199, Experienced Motorcycle Classes (EC) range from $139 to $199, and the Advanced Rider Classes range from $100 to $159. Tuition is subject to change without notice. Check with your local sponsor (school) at the time of registration for course costs.
Motorcycle Safety Course Forms
If you wish to save some time during the first class session please download these forms and read before class.