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Motorcycle Training Courses – California State

Types of California motorcycle training courses

California Motorcycle training schools offer 2 types of California motorcycle safety courses: novice motorcycle courses for beginners, and intermediate motorcycle courses for more experienced motorcycle riders.

Novice motorcycle training course

The novice motorcycle course is designed for students with little or no motorcycle riding experience, and lasts a minimum of 16 hours.

California Motorcycle Training Course Fees

If you are over the age of 18 and are a California resident, a subsidized novice motorcycle course costs $125, and a non-subsidized motorcycle course costs about $250. If you are under the age of 18, the course costs $50.

What to bring with you to motorcycle training

You must bring all of the following to the novice motorcycle safety course:

  • If under the age of 18, a completed parental permission form (prior to the first riding session)
  • Pen or pencil for taking notes
  • Department of Transportation-approved helmet (The program has some helmets for students.)
  • Eye protection (glasses, goggles, or face shield)
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle leather shoes
  • Full-fingered leather gloves
  • Foul weather gear (courses conducted rain or shine)
  • Snack/lunch and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sunblock, as needed

Intermediate motorcycle course

The intermediate course is designed for motorcycle riders with about 1 year and 3,000 miles riding experience. This is a 1-day course.

Motorcycle Training Fees

An intermediate course costs $125.

What to bring with you to motorcycle training

You must bring all of the following to the intermediate motorcycle safety course:

  • Your own motorcycle
  • Your own California motorcycle insurance
  • Your California motorcycle endorsement or California motorcycle instruction permit, and any other documents needed to get your motorcycle to the course legally
  • Your California motorcycle registration
  • Parental permission, if you’re under the age of 18
  • Pen or pencil for taking notes
  • California Department of Transportation-approved helmet
  • Eye protection (glasses, goggles, or face-shield)
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle leather footwear
  • Full-fingered leather gloves
  • Foul weather gear (courses conducted rain or shine)
  • Snack/Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sunblock, as needed

Source: California State Department of Licensing, Los Angeles, CA
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