About the Motorcycle Safety Program

The Washington Motorcycle Safety Program (WMSP) is:

  • A member of the Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA)


NHTSA - Washington Motorcycle Safety Assessment 2017


Our goal is to foster and promote safe motorcycle riding through:

  • Quality rider training programs
  • Public information campaigns throughout Washington


The program is user-funded by fees from:

  • Motorcycle instruction permits
  • Endorsements

Advisory board

Created by law, the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Board helps the Director of the Department of Licensing develop:

  • Effective motorcycle operator training programs
  • Motorcycle safety education outreach and campaigns

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. You can take the course at various times throughout the year. For a list of upcoming courses and additional information, see How to become a motorcycle instructor.

Questions? Need help?

Email us: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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