WMST Courses

Safety Training Courses FAQ

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How do I Choose a Class?

If you have never ridden a motorcycle or had any experience riding a scooter, ATV or off road vehicle the KickStart is an introductory, hands on class that will give you the very basics of motorcycle controls and operation. This low stress 3 hour class will get you ready to advance to the beginner permit course with confidence.  KickStart Course

If you have very little or no riding experience, or haven’t ridden in a number of years but you are comfortable on a bicycle and understand the operation of a clutch, the beginner permit course is for you. The beginner permit course includes the Washington State permit knowledge and skills tests.  You can use a WMST training bike or use your own.  To use your own motorcycle it must meet the minimum requirements described on the course page.  Permit Qualifying Course for Beginning Riders

If you have at least 3-6 months experience with riding motorcycles, on or off-road, then the intermediate permit course is for you. The intermediate permit course includes the Washington State permit knowledge and skills test.  You can use a WMST training bike or use your own.  To use your own motorcycle it must meet the minimum requirements described on the course page.  Permit Qualifying Course for Intermediate Riders

Once you have passed the permit knowledge and skills tests and are a confident rider, you are ready for an endorsement qualifying course. 

Endorsement qualifying courses are for riders that have a current Washington motorcycle permit and are ready to earn their full motorcycle endorsement.  Endorsement qualifying courses cover advanced street riding skills.  Exercises will practice advanced braking, cornering, hazard avoidance and handling techniques.  The endorsements qualifying course includes the Washington State endorsement knowledge and skills test.  You can use a WMST training bike or use your own.  To use your own motorcycle it must meet the minimum requirements described on the course page. Endorsement Qualifying Course for riders with a valid permit

Did you take an endorsement qualifying course and determine you would like to pursue or need more training?  Our Street Skills 101 course focuses on corners, trail braking and higher speed maneuvers.  This course is designed to be taken on your own motorcycle and is adequate for riders that are already endorsed or experienced riders with a valid permit.  Your  motorcycle must meet the minimum requirements described on the course page.

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 motorcycle@gowmst.com
  • Please note it is illegal to ride on the road without having a valid permit or endorsement to and from a scheduled testing or course session.
  • Passing the permit or endorsements test does not make it legal to ride on the road. You must pass tests, then go to the DOL to add your motorcycle permit or endorsement.

What Else do I Need to Know?

Required Gear

Required riding gear:

  • A helmet that meets DOT standards
  • Long jeans or heavier material pants with no rips, tears or holes.
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket that is weather appropriate.
  • Eye protection such as glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses or goggles.
  • Sturdy boots that cover the ankle with no more than a 1-inch heel.
  • Gloves that cover the entire hand.

Classroom and Range Locations

Most courses have both a classroom component and a range component. Classrooms are set at multiple locations, so check the classroom AND range locations of your class prior to signing up.

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.

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