Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education
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Connecticut's 1st Continuously Running
2-Day Basic Rider Course
Available Weekdays & Weekends for $240.

Ideal for

Beginner motorcycle enthusiasts and for those that have riding experience. Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation around.

Part of the thrill of motorcycling is the knowledge that you are totally responsible for every action taken, from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists. To understand these responsibilities and get the most out of your experiences, a Connecticut Motorcycle Rider course is the place to start.

Program Overview

Connecticut Motorcycle Rider Education is a statewide program directed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The Basic or Intermediate Rider training courses are mandated for a rider to obtain a motorcycle operator endorsement for their Connecticut driver's license. See the Course Descriptions below and register for one of our classes based on your skill level:

The 2023 course schedule will be posted and registration will open February 21st.

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury campus.


Program Coordinator:
John J Purdy Jr.
203-575-8123 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F320
Important Information

Important Information

To avoid disappointment please note: 

  • Classes run rain or shine from April through November. Classes are conducted in ALL types of weather. 
  • The mandatory eCourse 3 hours or 5 hours depending on the class you choose, must be completed prior to coming on campus to complete the riding portion and receive your motorcycle completion card. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS! You will not be allowed to participate on motorcycles without your e-Course completion certificate.
  • Please dress appropriately to provide protection from the sun, rain, and cold. 
  • You should bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water especially in the warmer months. We cannot stress this enough!
  • You must be on time to all sessions. Latecomers will be turned away at their own expense. Please be warned of frequent traffic delays in Waterbury. Give yourself plenty of travel time. 
  • There is important safety gear and attire that you must come with. See the motorcycle student information packet for details. You may be turned away from class if you do not meet safety criteria and refunds are not available. In order to complete your training, you will need to register for another course section and pay the fee again.
  • Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.  We must receive the Registration Form, Liability Waiver Form, and full payment to secure your seat.  
  • All motorcycle registrations are non-refundable. Requests for transfer must be received a minimum of five business days (120 hours) prior to the start of the class. For a class session that starts on Friday evening or Saturday morning, notice must be given by Friday at 4:30 pm of the week before.  One transfer is permitted per student and requires a $40 processing fee.

Replacement Completion Cards 

Need to replace your CONREP motorcycle safety course completion card? Follow the three easy steps below: 

  1. Download and complete the Request For Replacement form
  2. Make out a non-refundable check for $25.00 payable to: The Treasurer, State of Connecticut 
  3. Mail the form and the check to:
    Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety,
    P. O. Box 317546
    Newington, CT



Basic Rider Course (BRC) Course Description

Basic Rider Course:

Designed to teach individuals with little or no riding experience what is involved in operating a motorcycle or scooter safely. The BRC begins with the development of fundamental skills: straight-line riding, braking, turning and shifting. it then expands on these skills into more advanced street riding techniques. This course consists of combined classroom (including a 3 hour or 5 hour e-Course depending on the class you choose) and on-cycle instruction. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of the State-approved Basic Rider Course for licensing. On-cycle testing is completed at NVCC as part of this course. The written and vision tests are taken at the DMV. Motorcycles or Scooters and helmets are provided. Participants must have a valid CT driver's license (a motorcycle learner's permit is not required to take this course).

Cost $240.00 Non-refundable


Intermediate Rider Course (IRC) Course Description

Designed for riders with some experience who are currently riding their own motorcycle. You must have a minimum of 600 street riding miles, or more than 6 months riding experience. Riders will improve skills in braking, cornering, evasive maneuvers, and learn "street strategies" necessary for survival. This course consists of combined classroom and on-cycle instruction. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements of the State-approved Intermediate Rider Course for licensing. Participants must have a valid Connecticut motorcycle permit and use their own street legal (no straight pipes) motorcycle or scooter that is registered and insured in the participant's name. You must ride to class, no hauling bikes/scooters to class on a trailer or truck is permitted (No Exceptions). Bikes will be inspected. You must provide proof of your current motorcycle permit, registration, and insurance card. 

Cost $150.00 Non-refundable


Experienced Rider Course (ERC) Course Description


Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn in this 6.5 hour on-cycle course. Using your own registered, insured, street legal motorcycle/scooter (bike will be inspected), you will have the opportunity to fine tune your riding skills during advanced maneuvers such as stopping in the shortest distance, cornering, swerving, tight turns, and other evasive skills. You must have a minimum of 1000 miles, or more than 10 months riding experience.  Passengers may participate in this course also.

  • Time required: Approximately 6 hours  on-cycle instruction, breaks and lunch.
  • What you need: Participants must provide a valid motorcycle license, current motorcycle registration and insurance card in the participant's name. 
  • Fee: Rider $120.00 / Passenger $40.00


Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

Special Instructions

  • Motorcycle Registrations require the completed registration forms, a signed waiver for each participant and full payment to be processed in order to reserve your place in class.
  • Motorcycle Rider course fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. There is a one-time transfer fee of $40 and requests must be made FIVE business days prior to the start date of class. Requests after this time will not be granted. 

Sorry, Motorcycle Registrations cannot be taken over the phone.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

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