Motorcycle Safety

CCCC and the Continuing Education Department offer courses in Motorcycle Safety Education, from beginning to advanced riders.

All NC Motorcycle Safety Education courses are self-supporting. Tuition and fees will not be refunded if you fail to attend or fail to complete the course. No fee exemptions. No refunds or transfers are available after registration.

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This course is designed for students who want to learn to ride a motorcycle and for re-entry riders. BRC students will ride motorcycles provided by the college Successful BRC graduates receive an exemption from the NC DMV riding exam when applying for a motorcycle license.

The BRC consists of classroom and on-motorcycle instructions. A BRC handbook is available at: http://msf-usa.org/CurriculumMaterials/BRCHandbook2011.pdf

Basic Rider Course Requirements:

  • It is a prerequisite that you be able to ride and balance a bicycle
  • The class will start and stay on schedule. If you miss a classroom session or range exercise, you will be dropped from the course.
  • You are required to wear the proper riding gear (listed below) during all range exercises.
  • Instructors/Rider Coaches (RC's) will strive to provide a safe and orderly environment.
  • Instruction is given in a group environment. RC's will do their best to provide some individual coaching and instructions to students. However, time is limited and the class must stay on schedule.
  • The course takes a building block approach to learning to ride. Each exercise builds on the skills, knowledge and confidence acquired in the previous exercises. You must consistently and confidently achieve each exercise objective to continue.
  • Pass a written exam and a riding evaluation by the Riding Coach (RC)

Successful graduates will receive a (MSF) Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion card and DMV waiver card.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

Three Wheel Basic Rider Course (3-WBRC)

The 3-WBRC is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride, 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF BRC, but on three wheels. The course consists of both classroom and hands-on instructions. This is a two-day, 16-hour course.

Course Requirements:

  • Pass both the written and riding skills evaluation to receive DMV fee waiver card
  • Show proof of insurance and registration if using your own 3-WBRC
  • Student's 3-wheel motorcycle must pass a T-CLOCK (pre-ride inspection) by the Rider Coach or they may borrow one with written permission from the owner

To see if your 3-wheel motorcycle meets the definition of "3-Wheel Motorcycle", go to the MSF website at: http://msf-usa.org.

Experienced Rider Course (ERC/BRC2)

The ERC is a one day course to help hone those riding skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed to survive in today's traffic conditions. This one day course covers street riding strategies and reinforces important information about traction, cornering and counter-steering. Passengers are allowed and encouraged to attend, especially if you ride two-up frequently. The ERC may be taken as a License Waiver Rider Course, or the Skills Plus Rider Course. The License Waiver Rider Course is for experienced riders that have a permit to obtain their endorsement (no co-rider). The Skills Plus allows a Co-Rider and the exams are optional. Successful graduates of the ERC will receive the DMV skills waiver card.

Course Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license with motorcycle permit or endorsement
  • Street legal motorcycle that passes a T-CLOCK inspection by the RC
  • Proof of insurance
  • Participant Provided Riding Gear (PPG)
  • Pass both the knowledge and skills riding exam to receive a DMV license waiver card

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

The goal of the ARC is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies to minimize risk with emphasis on the Search-Evaluate-Execute. This one day course is for experienced riders who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques. The course focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude, personal risk, assessment braking, cornering techniques and traction management.

Range exercises build on topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills and discuss options for braking, cornering and swerving and to improve visual perception to identify collision traps. Included is a demonstration of the components of total stopping distance and practice in obstacle avoidance and evasive maneuvers.

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of a MSF Basic Rider or ERC Course
  • Valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement
  • Street legal motorcycle that passes a T-CLOCK inspection by the RC
  • Proof of insurance
  • PPG as listed below

Required Participant provided Riding Gear (PPG/PPE)

  • DOT approved helmet (Some sizes are available/you may bring your own)
  • Long pants, preferably jeans or leather
  • Long sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Over-the-ankle boots or shoes
  • Eye protection (including non-tinted face shield, sunglasses, goggles or glasses)

Specialty classes on other topics are provided as requested by the agencies. Classes are offered at the ESTC, campuses, and the local agencies.

View the ESTC schedule for class dates and times

For more information or to register, contact CCCC, ESTC at: (919) 777-7755.