Motorcycle Rider Education & Endorsements

Florida Rider Training Program Courses

The Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP) uses curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). FRTP Sponsors offer a 15-hour MSF Basic RiderCourse® (BRC) and Basic RiderCourse updated® (BRCu), which provides an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling. This includes the knowledge and skills necessary to ride safely on the streets and highways.

The BRC provides basic entry-level skills for a new rider. BRC RiderCoaches, coach riders to develop the physical skills of basic control that include straight line riding, stopping, turning/shifting, and then move on to more advanced skills like stopping quickly, cornering, and swerving. Insurance, motorcycle, helmet and student handbook are provided for the course.  The MSF has recently improved this course and it is called the Basic RiderCourse updated® (BRCu).  Most Sponsors in Florida are now providing the BRCu.  Keep reading for more information about the BRCu!

The BRCu is the newest version of the BRC developed by the MSF where new riders will experience more realistic traffic scenarios as they learn basic physical skills, mental strategies, manipulation of basic controls, rider perception and strategies, turning and cornering maneuvers and handling emergencies.  Students must provide eye protection, gloves (full hand coverage), long pants, long sleeved shirt or jacket, and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear.  Insurance, motorcycle, helmet and student handbook are provided for the course.

As of July 1, 2008, completion of this course is required for all motorcyclists who wish to obtain a “Motorcycle Also” endorsement or “Motorcycle Only” license. Upon successful completion of the course, you may be entitled to insurance premium discounts through participating insurance companies.

To locate a BRC or BRCu Sponsor near you, go to our list of course sponsors.

The 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse® (3WBRC) is a course that can be taken by the unendorsed rider for endorsement and is for a three wheel, two track vehicle only, but will limit the rider to only operating a motorcycle with more than two wheels (“S” Restriction will be reflected on the license if the “Motorcycle Also” endorsement is not currently applied).

The Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP) is a course that can be taken by the unendorsed rider for endorsement, but will limit the rider to only operating a motorcycle with more than two wheels or attached sidecar (“S” Restriction will be reflected on the license if the “Motorcycle Also” endorsement is not currently applied).

Additional Courses are available to enhance your Rider Skills & Safety Training! 

*Please note that the courses listed below will not be accepted for motorcycle endorsement.

The Basic Bike Bonding RiderCourse® (BBBRC) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

The Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse® (UBBRC) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

Basic RiderCourse® (BRC2) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

Basic RiderCourse 2 updated® (BRC2u) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

The Advanced RiderCourse® (ARC) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

The Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse® (RRBRC) – For more information and course providers please check out our FAQs page here.

Although these courses help you acquire knowledge and skills, safe riding is a matter of attitude – only you can develop that!