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Basic Rider Course

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As part of the ongoing effort to limit community spread of COVID-19, all Motorcycle registration is suspended until further notice and all classes are cancelled.

When motorcycle courses resume, the lecture portion of the course will be online. The in-person Range portion of the course is postponed until further notice. Please check the website weekly for any posted updates. The CCRI website will have the most up-to-date information so check here before calling or emailing. We are working hard putting together a plan to get us riding soon. Thank you for your patience.

This Basic Rider Course is for anyone seeking a motorcycle license, this course meets the requirement of the state Motorcycle Rider Safety Course.

It is illegal in Rhode Island to ride a motorcycle without a motorcycle license or permit: DO NOT ride your motorcycle to classes or ranges. CCRI provides all training motorcycles.

Registration/Completion Information

  1. Complete registration in our NEW Online Registration System (courses will be available March 2) - online registration is paid by credit card ONLY. Cash, check or money order walk-in registrations will be accepted in our office locations. 
  2. If you are younger than 18, DO NOT register online. IN-PERSON registration is required with a Minor Release Agreement for Formand an operator's license.  

  3. If you do not have a RI driver’s license you must also add the Motorcycle out of state license fee ($100) to your cart in the online registration system before checking out.
  4. If you miss your first lecture class, you will be required to re-register and pay the full course fee.  

  5. To request special accommodations, e-mail Anthony Ricci, Student’s disability status information is strictly confidential, and the process may take 7-14 days.  

  6. Each student must successfully attend and complete all 16.5 hours of the course as well as a written and riding skills test. Unsuccessful completion will result in a $60.00 retake. Instructors will provide reschedule forms to sign up online. Second failure will result in retaking the entire course.  

  7. If you do not complete all 16.5 hours successfully within the program year which ends October 31, you must re-register, pay full course fees, and take the entire class again, NO EXCEPTIONS.  

  8. You must apply for your permit at the DMV within six months of receiving your certificate of completion. Once expired, you can take a riding skills retest for $60 (if you have taken the test in the last 12 months). After one year, you must retake the entire course.  

  9. See the DMV website for more information about Motorcycle Licenses.

Program and Safety Requirements

There are specific safety requirements of the Motorcycle Safety Program. Please review and bring the required material.

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$195 (in state resident) $295 (out of state resident)  Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee.


Time Commitment


16.5 hours 6.5 hours of lectures, two five-hour riding ranges.


Attention Instructors

Please visit the Motorcycle Instructor Resources page for teaching resources.

Instructor Resources



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