Yes, MSS now offers the Basic RiderCourse on a scooter! You will be completing the course alongside students who are taking it on a motorcycle.
Students can earn a Road Test Waiver by meeting the following criteria:
- • Be 16 years of age or older (students who are under 18 will require parental consent).
- • Possess a New York State Driver License
- • Possess a New York State Motorcycle Permit**Permit test may be taken after course completion, at the time of Road Test Waiver redemption.**
- • Attend 100% of all Basic RiderCourse modules
- • Successfully pass the written and riding skills tests that are part of the Basic RiderCourse
Students must dress in proper riding attire which consists of: over-the-ankle boots, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket and full-fingered gloves. Students can bring their own helmet (must be approved by the Department of Transportation). If your helmet is not full-faced, please be sure to bring protective eye gear. Student must bring a valid form of identification to the class. In the event of rain, please be sure to bring appropriate rain gear.
Students who borrow a helmet must bring their own bandana or purchase one for $5 from MSS at the time of the course. MSS sells gloves, bandanas, rain gear and helmets at all its locations (except at CSI).
The average price of a motorcycle permit for a class D driver’s license. is $22.50, however price may vary depending o your class Please contact DMV for specific pricing information.
Yes. The course must be completed over consecutive days. With the exception of Lehman College, Bronx, where the course can also be taken over two consecutive Fridays.
Yes. The course takes place in all weather conditions. Weather-related cancellations will be made at the discretion of the instructor in the case of severe weather (i.e. thunderstorms).
You can register by clicking on the Registration link for online registration or downloading and filling out an application for mail, walk-in or fax options. In person registrations are done at our Brooklyn office (809 Metropolitan Avenue). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM and on Saturdays from 9AM to 5PM.
Students will receive the DMV Road Test Waiver the same day that they finish and pass the Basic RiderCourse. Once you have the DMV Road Test Waiver, take it to the DMV with your motorcycle permit and driver license and the DMV will issue a temporary motorcycle license to you. The permit test may be taken after course completion, at the time of Road Test Waiver redemption.**
You will be eligible to take a Retest free of charge.
If you fail either the written or riding retest, you will have to pay the full course fee and retake the course.
Yes. However, in order to be eligible to take the course, junior operators must have a valid NYS junior driver’s (DJ) license and a valid NYS motorcycle learner’s permit for a minimum of six months.
Students must cancel or reschedule their course more than 10 days prior to the course start date in order to avoid paying a cancellation or rescheduling fee. Cancellations within 10 days of the course will result in a $125 cancellation fee and rescheduling within 10 days of the course date will result in a $100 rescheduling fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations or rescheduling within 24 hours of the start of the course.
The Motorcycle Safety School does not have a minimum height requirement, but students must be able to touch the ground with both feet while straddling the motorcycle. If you are under 5 feet tall, please call the office to schedule an appointment to sit down on a motorcycle more than 10 days before you are scheduled to take the Basic RiderCourse. Students who cannot touch the ground with both feet while straddling the motorcycle, will be subject to the cancellation and rescheduling policy. If the student fails to take a private lesson or schedule a sit down before the course starts, there will be no refund or rescheduling and the cancellation policy will apply.
Students who want to get the motorcycle license by taking the MSF Basic RiderCourse are required to have both a New York Driver License for car and an New York Motorcycle Permit. Students with an International Driving License can still take the BRC for knowledge purposes, but will not be able to redeem the waiver for a license unless they have these two New York State documents. Students who would like to get the license by testing directly at DMV are required to have a New York Motorcycle Permit and either a New York Driver License for car or a 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Certificate that can be obtained from a driving school.