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Motorcycle Safety (Continuing Education)

Short Term

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider course uses the curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It is designed for persons with little or no riding experience; however, participants must be able to ride a bicycle.

The registration deadline for each class is the Wednesday before the class begins.

If a student needs to reschedule, the deadline is a minimum of a week before the scheduled class date. Learn more in the Course Cancellation and Refund procedure.


View schedule below

Please include a current email address when you register, and check your email for important class information around the week the class is scheduled. If you have previously attended Durham Tech, check your account information in Self-Service to ensure it is up-to-date. Reset your password if you have forgotten it.

Note: There is an online piece to the course that must be completed prior to coming to class on Saturday morning. Once you have registered and paid for the course, please email James Hale at halej@durhamtech.edu and ask for the supplemental information that needs to be completed before coming to class on Saturday.

Arrive at the motorcycles with all of your gear a minimum of 15 minutes prior to riding. Be ready to ride at the appointed time.

Gear (minimum requirements)
  • DOT Approved Helmet – we have helmets for your use if needed
  • Eye protection - face shield, goggles or glasses
  • Long sleeve shirt; dress in layers if possible
  • Long pants - sturdy denim is good; no flared bottoms or super baggy
  • Over the ankle shoes. Must completely cover the ankle bone. (Chunky shoes make shifting difficult)
  • Full-fingered gloves (does not have to be motorcycle gloves but cannot be rubber gloves) Sunglasses (optional)
Nice to know
  • Lunch is on your own. Bring it with you, or go out.
  • No set duration for lunch - varies between 45 minutes and one hour.
  • Bring water - freeze a bottle or two. they stay cooler on warm days
  • Drink two glasses of water each night to help hydrate your body.
  • Folding chair - nice for breaks and lunch time.
  • Wear sunscreen - lips also.
  • Bring snacks.
  • Generally range riding each morning and classroom each afternoon.
Need to know
  • Bring workbook to every class.
  • Class may run past scheduled time. Be flexible.
  • To complete the course, you must arrive on time for each session.
  • You will be tired and sore - refrain from any late night activities.

CSP-4000M Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider

This course uses the curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It is designed for persons with little or no riding experience; however, participants must be able to ride a bicycle. Supplies needed include eye protection eyeglasses, sunglasses, goggles, or face shield; full-fingered gloves; over-the-ankle boots; long pants; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and a N.C. Department of Transportation-approved helmet (some are provided). Motorcycles are provided.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
91221
7/13 - 7/14
7/13 - 7/14
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
91222
7/20 - 7/21
7/20 - 7/21
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
91223
7/27 - 7/28
7/27 - 7/28
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
91224
8/3 - 8/4
8/3 - 8/4
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93872
8/17 - 8/18
8/17 - 8/18
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93873
8/24 - 8/25
8/24 - 8/25
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93874
9/7 - 9/8
9/7 - 9/8
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93875
9/14 - 9/15
9/14 - 9/15
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93876
9/21 - 9/22
9/21 - 9/22
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93877
9/28 - 9/29
9/28 - 9/29
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93878
10/5 - 10/6
10/5 - 10/6
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93879
10/12 - 10/13
10/12 - 10/13
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93880
10/19 - 10/20
10/19 - 10/20
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93881
10/26 - 10/27
10/26 - 10/27
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93882
11/2 - 11/3
11/2 - 11/3
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93883
11/9 - 11/10
11/9 - 11/10
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93884
11/16 - 11/17
11/16 - 11/17
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93885
11/23 - 11/24
11/23 - 11/24
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom
93886
12/7 - 12/8
12/7 - 12/8
Main Campus
162
S 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
SU 8:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Classroom