Types of training courses

Our partner motorcycle training schools offer many courses to meet your needs and skill level. When you pass these courses with the appropriate tests, you’ll qualify you for a permit and/or endorsement:

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)
  • Learn To Ride Refresher (LTRR)
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
  • Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP) 1-day Course
  • Three-Wheel Operator Program Level-One (TOP 1) Course
  • SW Motorcycle Safety 3-Wheel Class
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

Accepted out-of-state courses

2W training courses

  • Idaho Star – Basic Rider Training (BRT)
    • The BRT eRider course is not accepted in Washington.
  • Team Oregon – Basic Rider Training (BRT)
    • The BRT eRider course is not accepted in Washington.

Questions? Need help?

Email us: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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