About PA MSP

Celebrating more than 30 years of training Pennsylvania motorcyclists…


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation administers the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PA MSP) that is free to Pennsylvania class M permit and motorcycle license holders. The PA MSP was created from legislation in 1984 and began operation one year later in 1985.

The focus of the PA MSP is to teach motorcycle riders of all skill levels the fundamentals needed to reduce risks while operating motorcycles. The program offers four courses that include beginning riders, intermediate skills, three-wheeled basics, and advanced riding skills. PA MSP manages more than 80 training sites conveniently located throughout the Commonwealth.

The training season runs year round, with schedules varying among training sites. In 2014, Cape Fox Professional Services was selected by PennDOT to provide training services for the PA MSP.