BRC ERC INSTRUCTOR
Basic Riding Course Experienced Rider Course PREPARATION COURSE
The BRC is designed for the beginning rider, but is The ERC is designed for experienced riders who The Indiana Motorcycle Operator Safety
not limited to only new riders. Riders with experience want to increase their knowledge of motorcycle Education Program is continuously looking for
also find the BRC to be an excellent course. Riders dynamics and street riding strategies, practice men and women who are interested in becoming
with more experience may consider the ERC advanced street riding skills on their own motorcycle rider education instructors. The
(Experienced Rider Course - see next panel).
motorcycle in a controlled environment, and instructor course has been described by
Courses can take anywhere from 15 to 20 hours to obtain their motorcycle endorsement if still instructors as one of the most rewarding
complete depending on weather, overall class riding on a permit. experiences they have had in their motorcycling
progression and other factors. The BRC consists of careers.
classroom and on-cycle training, and can be Courses consist of 5 to 6 hours of on-cycle
completed in one weekend or 4 to 5 weekday training with discussion sessions conducted The 65-hour course is offered 2 or 3 times each
evenings. between riding sessions. year, and provides the knowledge and skill
needed to teach the BRC.
Cost - $75.00 ($50.00 tuition and a refundable Cost -$50.00 ($25.00 tuition and a refundable
$25.00 registration fee. The refundable $25.00 registration fee. The refundable Cost - $25.00 (Participants are responsible for
registration fee may not be charged at all registration fee may not be charged at all all travel, lodging and meal costs.)
All course materials are provided.
TRAINING MOTORCYCLES ARE PROVIDED! Eligibility - All participants must have a
currently valid motorcycle permit or Eligibility - Must have a motorcycle
Course materials are provided. endorsement. All participants must have street endorsement and a good driving record. Must
riding experience, and must ride their own and/or operate a motorcycle on a regular
Eligibility - Anyone who is at least 15 years old basis. Must attend all phases of the instructor
motorcycle to the course training site. All
(under 18 requires parental consent). No permit or course and pass the course skills test, written test
license is required. participants must provide proof of insurance on
their motorcycle, and their motorcycle must pass and student teaching assignments. You must
an on-site safety inspection. To continue in the agree to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s
Successful completion of the course will waive the
course, all participants must successfully meet (MSF) and the Indiana Department of
State skills test for licensing and may qualify you for
an insurance discount. the objectives of the first riding exercise (control Education’s rules of professional conduct.
at low speeds), and all subsequent exercises. To Completion of the BRC as a student is
Course Graduates Have This To Say: successfully complete the course, participants REQUIRED prior to taking the instructor
must pass a riding evaluation. preparation course and will be arranged for the
“I believe that taking this course will someday save candidates.
my life.” - Chris A.
Successful completion of the course will
Successful completion earns you national
“Best money I’ve ever invested.” - Bill Y. waive the State skills test for permit holders
for issue of a motorcycle endorsement, and certification to teach the BRC anywhere in the
may qualify for an insurance discount. United States and anywhere in the world where
“Learned more in one weekend than I thought I
the MSF curriculum is used. In Indiana,
could.” -Kathi V.
Motorcycle clubs and organizations may instructors are paid for the courses they teach,
“I have taken this course before and I learned arrange to take the course as a group. and are invited to attend state, national, and
even more the second time.” - Jeff G. international motorcycle safety conferences.
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The motorcycle rider education courses
For additional information or to register for
a course in your area contact:
offered in Indiana are designed to present
critical information and skills through
curricula developed by the Motorcycle
ISU Motorcycle Safety Program in Terre
Haute at 1-800-234-1639, or
Safety Foundation (MSF). www.indstate.edu/driver.
All instructors are trained according to the
MSF standards, are certified by the MSF, ABATE of Indiana, Inc. with courses
and must meet all additional criteria required across the state to include Crown Point,
by the Indiana Department of Education. Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis area,
Nationally, more than 2,500,000 people Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend,
have completed a rider education course Washington and more at:
since the first MSF curriculum was
introduced in 1974. Since Indiana’s www.abateofindiana.org
legislated rider education program started in 1-800-232-2283
1987, over 50,000 Hoosiers have completed 317-422-8474
a rider education course. For further information contact:
Since the current program in Indiana
started in 1987, motorcycle accidents and The Indiana Department of Education
injuries have dropped dramatically and have Motorcycle Operator Safety Education
remained significantly lower than before the Program
program started. 151 West Ohio Street
Successfully completing a rider education Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
course in Indiana waives the State skills test (317) 232-0893
to receive your motorcycle endorsement,
Web page: Indiana Department of Education
and could earn you a discount on your
motorcycle insurance (check with your
agent). Note: Schedules, cost and locations are
subject to change. Fees listed are for in-state