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Motorcycle Safety Program

​​​Training Towards Excellence One Rider at a Time

The West Virginia Motorcycle Safety Program is pleased to offer motorcycle rider courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and taught by MSF-certified, professional instructors. These courses are approved by the state. Graduates are exempt from the requirement to take the state on-cycle riding skills test for motorcycle license endorsement.

All unendorsed riders must obtain a temporary motorcycle instruction permit prior to attending class.

​First, you must take a knowledge test at your local
DMV office in order to obtain your learner’s permit. A Motorcycle Driver Handbook has been prepared to help you pass the tests. The permit is valid during daylight hours only and does not permit a passenger. The permit is valid during daylight hours only and does not permit a passenger. The permit is valid for 90 days and cannot be renewed. You must retest if your permit expires. 

After you have had your learner’s permit for seven (7) days, you can participate in a Basic or Experienced Rider Course.
 If you successfully complete the Motorcycle Safety Course, it waives the on-cycle skills test. To enroll in a Basic or Experienced Rider Course, please click here

If you are under the age of 18, you must complete Level II GDL before you can be eligible for a motorcycle instruction permit.

Additional Information

Basic and Experienced Rider Course Information
Contact the Motorcycle Safety Program
Motorcycle Helmets Information 
Motorcycle Operator​ Manual (PDF)
Motorcycle Safety Tips
Motorcycle Safety Training Class Sign Up