Motorcycle/Moped Program FAQ

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If you're preparing to take a Motorcycle or Moped class from DMACC, please review the following Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Students must take the MSF online E-Course before registering for the Basic Rider Course BRC Updated (see class search link below).
  • You must attend all 15 hours of the same class you registered in.
  • Class is held rain or shine.
  • Size of motorcycles – 250s.
  • Proper riding attire required:  pants, long-sleeves, sturdy over the ankle footwear and rain gear should it look like rain.
  • Must be able to ride a two-wheel bicycle. (Students must have this experience and balance to be able to take a BRC class.)
  • DMACC provides the motorcycle, helmet, gloves and all classroom materials. Students may bring their own gloves and helmets. However, if students bring their own helmets they must be DOT certified and have an official DOT sticker on it. The Rider Coach will inspect students’ helmets to ensure they are in good condition. Students are not able to bring their own motorcycle to use in the BRC class.
  • You will need a valid driver’s license or permit. Please be prepared to show this to your instructor the first night of class. The license does not have be an Iowa license. It is up to the student to make sure their state will honor the certification. Iowa will not issue a motorcycle license to someone with an out of state license unless they transfer their entire license over to Iowa.
  • You do not need a motorcycle permit to take the Basic Rider Course.
  • Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider class the DOT motorcycle endorsement skills test may be waived.
  • The BRC Updated is mandatory for students under the age of 18 with the signature of a parent/guardian on the waiver form.
  • There are normally 12 students per class with 2 instructors.  If there are 6 students, there will be one instructor.
  • Scooters may only be used for the motorcycle class. They can be no bigger than 400cc’s, must be in prime working condition, and have approval from motorcycle office before registration. Students must have insurance for the scooter, bring proof of insurance with them to class, have the ability to trailer the scooter to and from class, and take the scooter with them after each class.
  • DMACC’s Moped Rider course is a 6 hour DOT-based, classroom-only curriculum that is mandatory for moped licensure.
  • Students must be at least 13 years of age (turning 14 within a year) to register for the moped class.
  • Moped’s are classified as 50cc or less and can travel no faster than 30 mph.
  • Register online at https://ce.dmacctraining.com

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