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Types of training courses

Third-party motorcycle training schools offer a variety of courses to meet your needs and skill level:

2-wheel motorcycles

Training courses
Experience level Courses
Beginner
For beginners or riders with little experience.
  • Basic Rider Course (BRC)
  • Learn To Ride (LTR)
Intermediate
For riders with some experience.
  • Intermediate Rider Training (IRT)
  • Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)
  • Returning Rider (RR)
Advanced
For experienced riders.
  • Advanced Rider Course (ARC)
  • Experienced Rider Course (ERC)
  • Street Skills 101 (SS101)

3-wheel motorcycles

Training courses
Experience level Courses
Beginner
For beginners or riders with little experience.
  • Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP) Basic Course
Advanced
For experienced riders
  • S/TEP Advanced Course

Training course costs

Motorcycle training schools determine course costs which can vary by location. DOL provides a subsidy to Washington residents and military personnel stationed in Washington. Subsidy funding helps to keep training affordable and accessible. Funding comes from your permit and endorsement costs.

Not all training schools offer all the courses. Please contact a motorcycle training school for information on:

  • Costs and subsidy rates
  • Courses a school offers
  • Locations
  • Course details and requirements

Questions? Need help?

Email us: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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