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The Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP) was established in 1990 to offer motorcycle rider training to anyone who wishes to enjoy the sport of motorcycling. The Program offers instructional courses to make your motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

If I complete/completed the Motorcycle Basic Rider Course in another state will Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

Become a VREP Instructor

The VT Rider Education Program (VREP) is looking for individuals interested in becoming certified to conduct the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse. VREP will be conducting a RiderCoach Preparation (RCP) course in 2020. The training will be held over three three-day weekends beginning on the weekend of April 24th through April 26th and continuing on the weekends of May 1st through 3rd and May 8th through 10th. The training is provided at no charge to individuals interested in working for VREP after becoming certified to teach the Basic RiderCourse.

VREP Sites

Berlin

VREP Classroom
VTTC
1736 US Route 302
Berlin, VT 05602

VREP Site Locations

Addresses and directions to Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP) training sites
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FAQs

Does Vermont DMV accept the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card from another state?

Yes, Vermont will accept a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course completion card as a waiver of the motorcycle skills test. An individual will still need to pass the Vermont motorcycle knowledge test, which can be completed online before adding a motorcycle endorsement to their driver's license.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic RiderCourse?

Students successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

I have a motorcycle permit. Will I be required to pass the 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 Basic Rider Course written and skill tests to successfully complete the course.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic RiderCourse?

Students enrolling in a Basic RiderCourse are not required to have a motorcycle permit

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

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

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic RiderCourse?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking a BRC.

How do I enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

The easiest and fastest way to register is via our online service. Alternatively, you could call 800-529-2535 or 802-828-2913 to have course schedules and registration information mailed to you.

How much does the Basic Rider Course cost?

$185.00 • The DMV skills test fee of $20.00, knowledge test of $9.00 and motorcycle endorsement fee are included in the Basic RiderCourse fee.

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

Basic Rider Course students are required to have a valid Vermont driver’s license.

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.

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course?

Students successfully completing the Experienced Rider License Waiver Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Vermont Rider Education Program course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid motorcycle permit.

Do I need a motorcycle to take an Experienced Rider License Wavier or Skills Plus Course?

Experienced Rider License Waiver Course

  • Students may bring their own street legal motorcycle.  Motorcycles must be currently registered, inspected, insured and in good mechanical condition.  Students not wishing to use their own motorcycle may use a program motorcycle for an additional fee.
  • If you are using your own motorcycle you will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.   If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course

  • You must have a street legal motorcycle that is currently registered, inspected and insured to take either course.  You will be required to show the instructors a valid registration certificate and a valid insurance card prior to the start of the course.  If the motorcycle you are using for the course does not belong to you, then you will be required to show written permission, from the owner, to use the motorcycle during the course.
What are the requirements to enroll in a Vermont Rider Education Program ERC course?

Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider License Waiver Course must have a valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle permit. Students enrolling in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course must have a valid driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation.

What are the Vermont Rider Education Program Experienced Courses?

The Experienced Rider License Waiver Course is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver’s license endorsed for motorcycle operation. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course is a one-day course designed for riders who already possess a motorcycle endorsement and frequently ride.

Both courses include riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Intermediate Rider Course?

Motorcycles are provided for students taking an IRC.

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

Individuals enrolling in an Intermediate Rider Course must have completed an entire Basic Rider Course during the past twelve (12) months.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Intermediate Rider Course?

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day motorcycle-training course designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle skill exam.

Do I need a motorcycle permit to take a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students enrolling in a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course are not required to have a motorcycle permit. 

Do I get my motorcycle endorsement if I pass the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

Students successfully completing the Rider Course will have the motorcycle endorsement added to their Vermont driver’s license without further testing.

Can I use my own motorcycle when taking a Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, You must use a program motorcycle. If you wish to take a motorcycle-training course using your own motorcycle please enroll in an Experienced Rider Skills Plus or Experienced Rider License Waiver Course.

Do I need a motorcycle to take the Basic or Intermediate Rider Course?

No, Motorcycles are provided for students.

Why should I take the Basic Rider Course?

The course will teach you to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. Successful completion of the course enables you to obtain your motorcycle endorsement without further testing. You may also be eligible for a discount on your motorcycle insurance.

What is the Vermont Rider Education Program Basic Rider Course?

The Basic RiderCourse is a motorcycle-training course for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven’t ridden for some time. This course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students successfully completing this course will be exempt from taking the state required motorcycle written test and skill exam.