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What is the difference between a “M2” & “M3” Endorsement?
Effective July 1, 2014 – Endorsement classifications:

  • “M2” – Participants who successfully complete the Two Wheel Basic Class will receive a “M2” Endorsement. The “M2” Endorsement will only allow the Rider to operate a Two Wheel Motorcycle.
  • “M3” – Participants who successfully complete the Three Wheel Basic Class will receive a “M3” Endorsement. The “M3” Endorsement will only allow the Rider to operate a Three Wheel Motorcycle.
  • “M” – The “M” license will allow the Rider to operate both Two & Three Wheel Motorcycles.
  • If you received your “M” Endorsement on or before June 30, 2013 you will be “Grandfathered In” and keep your “M” Endorsement.
  • To receive a “M” Endorsement after June 30, 2013 you must obtain BOTH a “M2” and a “M3” Endorsement.

I want to learn on a scooter , do you have a scooter class for me?
Yes, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Motorcycle Program offers a Scooter Basic RiderCourse. The class will use scooters and upon successful completion, you will receive your motorcycle license. The scooter class is 15+ hours in length, the same as the motorcycle BRC. Please call us prior to purchasing a BRC class if you want to use a scooter. We MUST have a qualified Scooter Coach available for the class date you desire. We cannot always accommodate your first date of request. Remember, you will be in a class with motorcycles and scooters. Presently the demand for scooter training is not sufficient to have your class filled entirely with scooters.

Can I use my scooter in the BRC?
No, only Program scooters. No personal scooters or motorcycles are permitted.

What size scooter needs a Class “M2” motorcycle license?
If your scooter is a 50 cc engine size or above, you will need a motorcycle license.

Do you furnish motorcycles and helmets?
Yes, we furnish the scooters, motorcycle & helmets for the Jump Start and Basic Riding Courses.

How do I replace my DMV completion certificate / waiver or Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Completion Card ?
The MSF completion card can ONLY be replaced 48 months or less from the date of issue. The DMV license/waiver completion certificate can only be replaced 12 months or less from the original date issued. Go to: Card Replacement

What is Jump Start? (JS)
Jump Start is our optional Pre course before taking the BRC. 3 hours of familiarization.
Groups of 6 or less with personalized attention. We furnish the motorcycles & helmets. One or two RiderCoaches. No certificate is issued. NO DRIVING TEST, NO WRITTEN TEST Come out and become comfortable.

Which course gives me a motorcycle Class “M2” or “M3” Endorsement to be added to my car license?

  • The Two Wheel Course – Basic Rider BRC offers the Class “M2” Endorsement.
  • The Three Wheel Course – SideCar Trike offers the Class “M3” Endorsement.

What is the cost of the Two Wheel Course?
Typical 3 day Two Wheel Course is $150 – $165 total cost depending on location.
2 day special Two Wheel Courses are $150 or $175 total cost (check specific dates for correct cost)

Do I need to know how to ride a bicycle?
Yes, If you have not recently ridden a bicycle, you may be unable to pass the Basic RiderCourse (BRC or SBRC). Balance is VERY important!
You will be required to withdraw from the class if unsafe to yourself or others. No refunds, transfers or credits.

How long is the Two Wheel Course Basic RiderCourse ?
The Two Wheel Course is 17-20 hours depending on weather, breaks, lunch and  how each class develops, etc:
Our typical three day Two Wheel Course is 3 hours of classroom Friday evening, 5 hours driving Saturday morning & 3 hours of classroom on the same Saturday afternoon, Sunday has 5 hours driving in the morning with graduation between 12p – 1p
Our special two day Two Wheel Course is 3 hours of classroom each day in the mornings with 5 plus hours of driving each day in the afternoons. Your graduation is in the evening (5:30 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.) of the second day.

Do I get a motorcycle license if I successfully complete the Two or Three Wheel Course ?

Getting your Class M2 or M3 License (effective July 1, 2016)
You must successfully complete both the written test and the riding skills evaluation in order to receive a MSF or Evergreen Safety Council course completion card and a Virginia DMV Motorcycle Class M2 or M3 Provisional License. No make-up testing or re-testing will be allowed (DMV rules).

The Virginia DMV Motorcycle Class M2 or M3 Provisional License is a temporary Class M2 or M3 license and allows you, if 19 years of age or older, to operate a motorcycle for 30 days. Simply take the DMV Provisional License to any Virginia DMV and exchange the Provisional License and your current car driver’s license for a new Virginia plastic license, only now with a M2 or M3 on it. We cannot make a plastic license at the Training Centers, so, you need to visit the DMV office – sorry. However, no written or driving test this time…. Your Certificate will waive BOTH the knowledge & skills test at any Virginia DMV for one year from the date issued.

  • Students 19 years of age or older will be issued The Virginia DMV Provisional License which is a temporary Class M2 or M3 license and allows you to operate a motorcycle for 30 days.
  • Students 18 years of age will not be allowed to operate a motorcycle with The DMV Provisional License – they will need to take the DMV Provisional License to DMV to have the M2 or M3 placed on their license.
  • Students 17 years of age or younger will be issued The Virginia DMV Provisional License, However, they will still be required to wait the nine months and will not have a 30 day class M2 or M3 temporary license to operate a motorcycle.
  • Note: The Virginia DMV Provisional License expires 0ne (1) year from date issued. Please make every effort to have M2 or M3 placed on your license prior to expiration. After expiration you will be required to take the entire course over if you allow The DMV Provisional License to expire.

Note: No other state will accept The DMV Completion Certificate /Provisional License or Virginia’s MSF card. You do not need a learner’s permit or a motorcycle driver’s license to take any one of our courses.
Do I need a Motorcycle Learner’s Permit to attend the Jump Start, Basic Rider or Side Car Trike course?
No, you do not need a Motorcycle Learner’s Permit to take Jump Start, Basic Rider or the Side Car Trike Course.
You MUST have a car drivers license to participate in the Jump Start, Basic Rider or Side Car Trike Course.
Yes, a car Learner’s Permit will be accepteable.

A Valid car license from any State or Country will permit you to enroll in the Jump Start, Basic Rider or Side Car Trike Course.

I have an out of State MSF card, will Virginia DMV accept it?
No, Virginia’s DMV will NOT accept out of State Motorcycle Safety Foundation Completion Cards.

I want to operate my motorcycle on Government property. How do I get the MSF Completion Card to drive on a military base?
You can enroll in any BRC or the “combined Intermediate & Experience course” to obtain your MSF card which will allow you to operate a motorcycle on any U. S. Military installation or other Government property.

I’m in the military, have an out of State MSF card , will Virginia accept my MSF card ?
No, Virginia’s DMV will NOT accept out of State MSF cards. Military personnel will be required to successfully complete a Virginia Motorcycle program to obtain a MSF card.