About The Beginner Motorcycle Rider Course
The Basic Rider Course consists of 15 hours of instruction (five hours in the classroom and ten on a motorcycle). The course is structured in a group learning format with classroom sessions which are held separately from and prior to on-cycle range sessions (which are always scheduled within two weeks of the classroom time). We provide the motorcycle and helmets. You provide a positive, involved attitude.
This course is for everyone who now rides or is considering learning to ride. It is both mentally and physically challenging, especially in adverse weather conditions. The emphasis of the course is safety! In our classroom and on-cycle range sessions we'll cover everything you need to know through hands-on training and motorcycle riding experience.
Students must attend all classroom and on-cycle sessions and pass both a multiple choice knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation. Statewide, approximately 85% of students successfully complete the course their first time. Upon passing the course you will receive an MSF Certificate of Completion that entitles you to a limited 10% discount on motorcycle insurance coverage.
Students seeking exemption from the RMV's motorcycle license road test (and related fees) must obtain a Massachusetts motorcycle learner's permit prior to the first session of a course. The permit must not expire for at least two weeks following the class completion date. Before the first session, students will need to pay the $15 motorcycle endorsement fee or $40 motorcycle-only license fee. You can pay the RMV by credit card by calling 857-368-8000 (from the 339, 617, 781, 857 area codes or from outside MA) or 800-858-3926 (from all other MA area codes), or by all payment methods at any RMV branch.
Students must bring their learner's permit to the first session of the course. Upon successful completion of the course, students must continue to operate under the restrictions of the learner's permit until they receive in the mail from the RMV either a motorcycle-only license or a new copy of their existing license with a motorcycle endorsement.
Students under the age of 18 who want to obtain a motorcycle endorsement must have completed the requirements for a JOL (Junior Operator's License) obtain a motorcycle permit and pass a road test. Students under the age of 18 who want to obtain a motorcycle (only) license must hold their motorcycle permit for 6 months before applying for a road test.
As of March 26th, 2018, EVERYONE requesting a permit, a license, an endorsement or an ID, must prove “Lawful Presence”.
In order for your Standard motorcycle license or endorsement to be processed through the MREP motorcycle training school, you must complete each of these steps in sequence: 1. Already have an active MA motorcycle permit 2. Create your Profile online 3. Prove Lawful Presence online 4. Pay the motorcycle endorsement fee online 5. Complete rider training AND the MREP school successfully entered your information into the RMV computer system (ATLAS) 6. Have no other issues with the state (i.e. owe any other fees or citations)
A Standard license is NOT a REAL ID license. A REAL ID license or a US Passport will be required in October 2020 in order to fly on a domestic airplane or enter a federal building. If you have a US Passport and don’t mind carrying it, you can continue to have a Standard license after October 2020.
FIRST - Set up your “Profile” to see if you owe any fees or citations: 1. Go to MASSRMV.com 2. Click on “Online Service Center” 3. Click on the link https://atlas-myrmv.massdot.state.ma.us/myrmv 4. Click on “Access My Profile” 5. Follow the prompts 6. Pay any fees or citations that are shown.
“Lawful Presence” 1. Go back to your Profile 2. Click “More” in the top box 3. Click “Prove Lawful Presence" 4. Follow the prompts to prove “Lawful Presence” online.
“Pay Motorcycle Endorsement “ 1. Go back to your Profile 2. Click “More” in the bottom box 3. Click Pay License and Road Test fees 4. Pay your fees
Once the motorcycle training school puts your information into the RMV system your license will be issued. You can verify this on your Profile. You should receive you new DM license in about 15 days. If not, contact your motorcycle training school.
Go to the RMV Service Center to get your Standard DM license.
If you currently do not have an active motorcycle permit or could not prove law presence or you could not pay your motorcycle endorsement fee online then you must visit a RMV Service Center.
You will need to complete an RMV application once you come to the RMV Service Center or you can complete the application online (MASSRMV.com, Forms and Manuals, Licensing Forms) and bring it with you.If you do not have an active motorcycle permit, take the motorcycle permit test ($30.00), pay the motorcycle endorsement fee and prove lawful presence. To see that you have “completed motorcycle training” in ATLAS, the clerk should: 1. Go to the Customer Spring Board (BLUE) 2. Click on the “CRM” tab 3. Click on the “Indicators” subtab If you have an active motorcycle permit, proved Lawful Presence online, and completed motorcycle training, the clerk can process your DM license. Pay the fee (if any). The new motorcycle endorsement fee is prorated based on the time left on your Driver’s License. For example, if you have 3 years remaining on the Driver’s License, your endorsement fee would be $9.00 ($3.00 x 3 years = $9.00).
To get a REAL ID License you must visit a RMV Service Center
1. Go to MASSRMV.com 2. Click on “Online Service Center” 3. Click on the link https://atlas-myrmv.massdot.state.ma.us/myrmv 4. Click on “Obtain a REAL ID” (2nd box in 2nd column) 5. Follow the prompts (this will pre-stage your information into ATLAS). You must bring the documents you chose to the RMV. 6. Print the pre-stage document at the end of this process and bring it with you to the RMV. This will save you from needing to fill out an application when you get to the RMV. If you do not bring this paper, you will need to complete an application when you come to the RMV.
Go to the RMV Service Center for your REAL ID DM license.
Show the clerk the pre-stage document that you printed after you completed the “Obtain REAL ID” section online, along with the following required documents: a. Social Security Document b. Proof of Lawful Presence Document c. 2 documents proving Massachusetts Residency To see that you have “completed motorcycle training” in ATLAS, the clerk should: 1. Go to the Customer Spring Board (BLUE) 2. Click on the “CRM” tab 3. Click on the “Indicators” subtab If you brought all of the documentation for REAL ID, you have an active motorcycle permit, and completed motorcycle training; the clerk can process your DM license. Pay the fee (if any). The new motorcycle endorsement fee is prorated based on the time left on your Driver’s License. For example, if you have 3 years remaining on the Driver’s License, your endorsement fee would be $9.00 ($3.00 x 3 years = $9.00).
NOTE: If you current name does not match the one that appears on your lawful presence document(s) you must prove the legal name change with an acceptable document in order to qualify for a REAL ID credential (Marriage certificate, Divorce degree or Court document all qualify)