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The Motorcycle Safety Program (MSP) was established to teach riders of all skill levels the basic fundamentals needed in order to safely operate a motorcycle. The MSP was created from legislation in 1984 and began one year later. The Motorcycle Safety Program is free to all Pennsylvania license holders.

IMPORTANT: As of Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 a new law went into effect that impacts 16- and 17-year-olds who wish to take the skills test for their motorcycle licenses. Read more details HERE

New Training Course Available: The Advanced RiderCourse (ARC) is now available at select locations across the State. Click here for the location nearest you.

Check the ARC FAQ for additional information.

Classes begin to open for registration at the end of February. However, you need to check the "Open Date and Time" for the exact date and time each class opens.

To register, you will need:
(1) Valid PA Motorcycle Permit from the PA Department of Transportation. Click here for information
(2) An online profile. Click here to begin

The Basic RiderCourse is designed to prepare riders for entry into the complex world of traffic. Course consists of 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction.
· BRC Info

The Basic RiderCourse 2 was developed to address the skills needed for low risk, enjoyable on-street motorcycling. Course consists of 6 hours of riding instruction.
· BRC2 Info

The 3WBRC is an entry-level, learn-to-ride training and education course that is taken on your own 3-wheeled motorcycle. Participants learn fundamental riding skills and safety strategies similar to what is provided in the MSF Basic RiderCourse, but on three wheels.
· 3WBRC Info

To search for a course that is near you, use one of the three options below.

By Map

By Zip Code

By Site

Read our list of special rules for motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and pedacycles.

· PA Motorcycle Laws
· Motorcycle Characteristicspdf
· DUI in PApdf
· DUI under 21pdf

Attention! If you are planning to obtain your motorcycle permit, be sure to study first! The knowledge test is administered by PennDOT and is required before issuing a permit. You MUST have your permit to register for a class. 

Don't lose your spot! Don't delay. Prepare today!

Here are some ways to prepare for the test:
  • Download the Motorcycle Operators Manual. See www.pamsp.com Click on library. Click on the link for Motorcycle Operators Manual. You may print off the manual.
  • Review the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Manual also available at www.pamsp.com. Click on Basic Rider Course then click on Basic RiderCourse Manual. The document is available for review only.
  • Review the BRC study questions Click on Basic RiderCourse. Follow the link to the BRC study questions.
  • Take the BRC study quiz. Click on Basic RiderCourse. Follow the link to the BRC quiz.

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