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Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycling requires skill, concentration, and proper precautions. Although it's possible to learn to ride a cycle on your own, trial and error is a tough teacher of motorcycling skills. CVTC offers two motorcycle safety courses: Basic Rider and Basic Rider 2.

Motorcycle safety students
How to Register: STEP 1

The MSF Basic eCourse is a required online course course which MUST be completed within thirty days prior to the start of the course. The cost of this course separate from the cost of CVTC’s Motorcycle course.

Register for the MSF Basic eCourse

After you complete the online course, print your Completion Certificate and bring to the start of your Motorcycle class. Failure to complete the online course prior to the start of class will result in a failure to CVTC’s Motorcycle course. No refunds will be given if you fail to do the online course. MSF Basic eCourse FAQs.

How to Register: STEP 2

Payment is due at the time of registration. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please have your top three class choices in mind when you register, in case your first choice is full.

All courses are held rain or shine and offered at:

Energy Education Center
4000 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Register by phone: Call 715-833-6200

Basic Rider Course

This course consists of six hours of classroom learning and ten hours of riding skill development (riding on provided 250cc or smaller motorcycles).

You will learn how to:

  • Operate motorcycle controls
  • Start, brake, shift and turn
  • Avoid a crash by learning street strategies
  • Stop in a turn, swerve, and stop quickly

Course Requirements:

  • Pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full- fingered gloves and over-the-ankle boots or shoes
  • Eye protection (glasses or sunglasses are OK)
  • Helmet - CVTC has helmets available for student use
  • You must be at least 15 1/2 to take this course

If You Are Under The Age of 18:
Students must be a minimum of 15 1/2 years of age. If you are between 15 1/2 and 18 years of age, you must have sponsorship of a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian will be required to sign a "Release of Liability Form" in the presence of a CVTC Employee before the student will be able to partake in the Motorcycle Safety Course. This can be done by bringing the parent or guardian on the first day of class to sign the waiver in front of the instructor. To make other arrangements, you can call 715-833-6200.

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Basic Rider Course 2

The Basic Rider Course-2 (BRC2) is a one-day (8 hour) class for riders who have their own motorcycle, have been riding for one to three years, and have accumulated 3000 to 5000 miles on their current motorcycle. If a rider does not as yet have their Wisconsin Class M Endorsement, they may still participate on a Wisconsin motorcycle Instructional Permit. The BRC2 course also serves as a license skills test waiver in Wisconsin. This course is not intended for a true novice rider, nor is it intended for a highly experienced or seasoned rider.

Goals for the course include:

  • Improving on a rider's street strategies
  • Refining basic motorcycle skills
  • Improving techniques
  • Gaining a greater knowledge of risk awareness and risk management while riding.

Course Requirements:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Helmet
  • Your own cycle, which must be in good operating condition, including tires, brakes, and lights
  • Motorcycle must pass T-CLOCS inspection to be signed off by a Rider Coach

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OWI Offender Programs

CVTC offers educational courses for those involved in an "operating-while-intoxicated" (OWI) offense. All courses are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. In order to register, you must have an up-to-date Order for Assessment and Driver Safety Plan. You are expected to attend all class sessions and complete an exit interview. If you do not successfully complete the course, you must re-register and re-pay the full registration fee.

Group Dynamics

This 21-hour driver’s education course is designed to assist those who have been involved in an “operating-while-intoxicated” offense (OWI). Students receive information about short- and long-term effects of alcohol and other drugs, alcohol consumption and impairment, and Wisconsin OWI-related laws and penalties. Registration fee: is $252.37 (subject to change). A workbook is included.

Complete your 72-hour contact requirement.

Multiple Offender Program (MOP)

This specialized, 33-hour course is designed to assist persons who have been involved in two or more OWIs. Students will examine the benefits and consequences of their lifestyle and high-risk behaviors. Small-group activities, self-evaluation, and the required participation of a “concerned other” at two sessions will help accomplish the course objectives. Registration fee: $361.12 (subject to change). A workbook is included.

To Register

NOTE: You must have an up-to-date Order for Assessment and Driver Safety Plan to register.

  • Register by Phone (credit card required):
    Eau Claire – 715-833-6200 or 1-800-547-2882
    *Multiple Offender registrations must call Eau Claire
    Chippewa Falls – 715-738-3841
    Menomonie – 715-233-5341
    River Falls – 715-426-8201
    Neillsville – 715-743-3965
  • The course fee must be paid at the time of registration. Payment plans are not available.
  • Failure to register will result in non-compliance and loss of your driver’s license.

Traffic Safety (Point Reduction) Course

Traffic Safety is a 12-hour course offered by Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). Upon successful completion of the course, the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles will allow a reduction of three points from a motorist’s driving record. CVTC’s Traffic Safety course typically runs four weeknights for three hours or three Saturday mornings for four hours. Students must attend all 12 hours of the Traffic Safety course in order to be eligible for the three-point reduction.

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To Register
  • Call 715-833-6200 or 1-800-547-2882. A credit card is required.
  • The registration fee is $69 (subject to change). A workbook is included.
  • The course fee must be paid at the time of registration. Payment plans are not available.

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