The Course FAQ

What is The Course for Motorcycle Riders?
The Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course teaches the mental and physical skills that new or inexperienced riders need for safe and enjoyable street riding. The Advanced Motorcycle Operator Training Course is for the more experienced rider and teaches more advanced street survival skills. Both courses are approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety and offered by contracted sponsors participating in the Texas Motorcycle Operator Training Program.
Who is required to take the course?
Everyone applying for a first time motorcycle license.
Who should take The Course?
Everyone who rides a motorcycle!
When and where are the courses offered?
Course schedules vary both in days and times offered. The DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit currently provides motorcycle operator training in 80 cities at over 200 locations. Call toll free in Texas 1-800-292-5787 or (512) 424-2021 (in Austin) or see the list to find the course nearest you.
What do you get out of The Course?
Course graduates receive a program patch, decal, and a course completion certificate (MSB-8) that indicates which course was attended. The MSB-8 is recognized by many insurance companies for a discount on motorcycle liability insurance and is proof of course completion for ticket dismissal. The MSB-8, annotated for the basic course, may be accepted to waive the driver license road test.
How do I become an instructor?
To find out about the next available instructor training course, contact the DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit at 1-800-292-5787 or visit Becoming a RiderCoach (Instructor) In Texas.
How do I become a training provider?
Start at the Becoming a Course Sponsor page at the DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit website.