Motorcycle Safety Courses

Why the Nebraska Safety Center?

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Instructors/Rider-Coaches
  • Training motorcycles are provided for BRC and RRBRC only
  • Smaller Classes - More Riding Time
  • Courses fit your experience
  • Full-size range

Motorcycle Safety Course offered by the Nebraska Safety Center include:

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

BRC provides the rider with basic, introductory, formal instruction about how to ride a motorcycle. This weekend course is composed of approximately 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of range instruction. Successful completion of the course qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle Endorsement "M" on their Operator's License. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.

Topics covered include:

  • Risk management
  • Street riding techniques
  • The motorcycle environment
  • Motorcycle controls and operation
  • Fundamental riding skills of shifting, braking, and cornering

Course Policies:

  • MUST be at least 16 years of age, with a valid Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP) or Operator’s Permit. However, you must be at least 18 to obtain a class “M” endorsement on your license.
  • Participants are not required to have previous motorcycle riding experience but must have the ability to ride a bicycle.
  • The eCourse is required by MSF and DMV and must successfully completed with a score of 80% or better and will take approximately 3 hours. The eCourse requires the student to have access to high-speed Internet with Adobe Flash Player. The online eCourse must be successfully completed prior to the hands-on training component. Each student must have their own unique email address.

Participant must have:

  • A good sense of balance
  • The ability to ride a bicycle
  • A valid Operator’s License or Provisional Operator’s Permit
  • Completed eCourse certificate/certificate number
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet
    • Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.

Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

View the BRC Course Schedule

Click here to begin the BRC online Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?
Contact Erin Howard via email at howarder@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-1550 

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?
Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant: To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center: Classes may be canceled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems. In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

BRC2 is an 8-hour course designed for riders who may have been riding with a permit, or experienced riders with or without a motorcycle endorsement, who are returning to riding after an extended absence. After a brief familiarization, riders MUST demonstrate sufficient skill in shifting (1st & 2nd gear), braking and stopping, and perform a control skills exercise (offset weaves with clutch control) with proficiency to be allowed to continue. Participants unable to perform basic control skills will be counseled and advised to register for the Basic Rider Course for an additional fee. Motorcycles are provided for your use during the course.

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 1 year of riding experience

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.

For those without a current class “M” endorsement, successful completion of the BRC2 course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

View the BRC2 Course Schedule

Click here to begin the BRC2 online Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?
Contact Erin Howard via e-mail at howarder@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-1550 

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?
Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant: To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center: Classes may be canceled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems. In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

ARC provides rider development in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, and rider behavior.

This 8-hour course includes classroom and riding activities where riders learn and review several techniques, including basic control, quick stops, curve adjustments, cornering and swerving. Under the guidance of an experienced Rider Coach, riders will examine their thought processes and discover some of the reasons why we make the choices we do. The course allows you to explore your personal riding limitations and how to better utilize and understand your motorcycle’s design capabilities

This course originally was designed for sport bike and similar riders; however, we have found that all riders can benefit from this curriculum and leave with a greater understanding of their personal decision-making process, as well as their bike’s capabilities and limitations.

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 3 years of riding experience
  • Participants must provide their own motorcycle, proof of ownership, and insurance

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

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ARC is NOT an endorsement course.

View the ARC Class Schedule

Click here to begin the ARC Online Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?
Contact Erin Howard via e-mail at howarder@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-1550

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?
Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant: To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center: Classes may be canceled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems. In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC)

RRBRC is designed as an excellent skills refresher and enhancement course for the rider who has experience motorcycle riding, either in the past or currently. During the 8-hour course, the rider practices and demonstrates riding skills on his/her own motorcycle.

Course Policies:

  • MUST be 19 years of age with a minimum of 1 year of riding experience
  • Participants must provide their own motorcycle, proof of ownership, and insurance

Participant must have:

  • A valid Operator’s License with a class “M” endorsement
  • For the riding portion of the course, Participants MUST provide their own protective gear, including:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear
    • Long non-flare pants (jeans preferred)
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses are permitted)
    • DOT approved motorcycle helmet

Participants will NOT be permitted to ride without this protective gear!

Participants should be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions and dress accordingly.

The Instructor has the final authority in determining if a Participant shall be permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.

For those without a current class “M” endorsement, successful completion of the RRBRC course waives the requirement to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written examination and road test, which qualifies the Participant for the motorcycle class “M” endorsement on their Operator's License.

View the RRBRC Class Schedule

Click here to begin the RRBRC Online Registration

Schedule or Registration Questions?
Contact Erin Howard via e-mail at howarder@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-1550

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?
Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant: To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center: Classes may be canceled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems. In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.

Scooter Basic Rider Course

Scooters are now allowed in the BRC course. This BRC course provides instruction for the beginning scooter rider or a rider who needs a refresher. It teaches the participant about riding safely and managing risk. Students are responsible for providing their own scooter for the BRC course.

Prior to class, you will also need to provide the Safety Center with:

  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of insurance
  • The license number of the scooter

To view BRC dates and to register, please click here and fill out the form and mail it and the previous 3 items in to the following address:

Nebraska Safety Center
Attn: Motorcycle
1917 W 24th St.
Kearney, NE 68849

Schedule or Registration Questions?
Contact Erin Howard via email at howarder@unk.edu or phone: (308) 865-1550 

General questions about the Nebraska Safety Center Motorcycle Safety Training?
Email - motorcycle@unk.edu

Cancellation Policy – Participant: To receive a refund, notification must be made more than 5 calendar days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made to participants that cancel with less than 5 days’ notice, are late to a class, dismissed, voluntarily leave, do not pass a written or riding evaluation, have previously rescheduled, or missed a segment of either course.

Cancellation Policy – Nebraska Safety Center: Classes may be canceled without notice due to inclement weather, lack of registrations, or other unforeseen problems. In such cases, participants will receive a full refund or may reschedule for a new class date.