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Endorsement Classes FAQ


How do I Choose a Class?

If you have never ridden a motorcycle and would like some extra time and attention while learning the basics of motorcycle controls and operation the KickStart for Beginners class is right for you. This low stress class will get you ready to jump into the Basic Rider Course with confidence.

If you haven't ridden a motorcycle or haven't ridden in a number of years, but can ride a bicycle and drive a manual transmission vehicle with ease, the Basic Rider Course is for you. We'll get you started right. The BRC is a Washington State Endorsement qualifying course.

If you have at least 3-6 months experience with riding motorcycles, on or off-road, and need to get your endorsement the Intermediate Rider Training is for you. The IRT is a condensed Washington State Endorsement qualifying course, taken on our bikes.

WMST offers an On Street Course that offers excellent personal attention on the road to increase your hazard awareness and traffic strategy skills! Private Coaching is available on a limited basis for riders who want a training program tailored to their needs.

We also offer some custom classes to meet your group or club’s needs. Please contact us for more information.

For TRIKE or sidecar class info visit Washington State DOL website. Please note it is illegal to ride on the road without having a valid permit or endorsement to and from a scheduled testing session.

Washington Motorcycle Safety Training's classrooms are located at Everett Power Sports, Cycle Barn, Lynnwood and at our main office. Our training sites for the riding portion of our courses take place at two locations in Everett, so if you live North, South, East, and west of Everett you’re not far away from one of WMST's classes.

Taking and passing the written knowledge test is not a permit, you still need to go to the DOL to obtain your permit. Your permit is not a Motorcycle Endorsement on your Drivers License. You must pass the written knowledge and practical skills test and then go to the DOL to get your Motorcycle Endorsement.

What Else do I Need to Know?

Required Gear

For all classes, students must wear a long sleeve shirt that fully covers the arms, sturdy full length pants suitable for the weather, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, eye protection and a Department of Transportation certified helmet.

Classroom and Range Locations

Most courses have both a classroom component and a range component. Classrooms are set at multiple locations in Snohomish County, including, our main office in Downtown Everett. Ranges are located at Everett Boeing and Everett Memorial Stadium.

Cancellation & Reschedule Policy

Refunds will ONLY be issued for cancellations made at least 10 days before the class. If you call to cancel less than 10 days before the class, you will forfeit your entire registration fee. If you would like to reschedule your class, there is a $25 rescheduling fee if rescheduled 10 days prior to the beginning of your class. If you are late, or do not show up for your class, you forfeit your entire registration fee. While our staff will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely we can not guarantee that you will learn to ride or that you will pass the written and riding exams that are required to successfully complete our classes.

Download the MSF BRC (Basic Rider Course) Handbook!

Download the BRC Handbook!

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