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What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.

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What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Scooter Basic Rider Course?

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for individuals who have decided to ride a scooter. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state-required motorcycle written test and skill exam. 

A motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a scooter in Vermont.

What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program SBRC course?

Scooter Basic RiderCourse students are required to have a valid driver’s license.

Can I use my own scooter when taking the Scooter Basic Rider Course?

You must use a program scooter when participating in an SBRC. If you wish to take a scooter-training course using your own scooter please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I enroll in a course?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form at the beginning of the course.

Do I need a scooter/motorcycle permit to take a Scooter Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Scooter Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a scooter/motorcycle permit.

I have a scooter/motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written test to pass the course?

Yes, the Vermont Rider Education Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation require students to pass the Scooter Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

After successfully completing the Scooter Basic RiderCourse how do I get the motorcycle endorsement added to my license?

Pre-enrolled students that successfully complete the course and have a valid Vermont driver’s license will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their license at the end of the course.
Students added to the course on a standby basis will have a completion card mailed to them in about 10 days. The completion card must then be taken to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to have the motorcycle endorsement added.