About the Motorcycle Safety Program

The Washington Motorcycle Safety Program (WMSP) is a member of the Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) and uses the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum.


Our goal is to foster and promote safe motorcycle riding through quality rider training programs and public information campaigns throughout Washington.


The program is user-funded by fees from motorcycle instruction permits, endorsements, and student tuition.

Advisory board

The Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board was created by law to help the Director of the Department of Licensing manage the motorcycle safety program.

How to enroll in a safety course

To enroll in a rider training course, contact a motorcycle training school or sidecar/trike training school near you.

How to become an instructor

You must successfully complete an Instructor Preparation training course. This course is offered at various times throughout the year.  For a list of upcoming courses and additional information, see How to become a motorcycle instructor.


If you’d like to know more about motorcycle safety training or the Washington Motorcycle Safety Program, contact us:

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