Permit Qualifying Course

Beginning 2 Wheel
Motorcycle Riders

Beginning Permit Course

DOL testing included
$ 325* 16 hours of training
2 day course
  • 6 hours in the classroom
  • Permit Knowledge test
  • 10 hours riding on the range
  • Permit Skills test
motorcycle students lined up waiting to take their endorsement test
I took the Permit Qualifying Beginner Course this past weekend. I had some experience but not enough to move me out of the beginner category. The instructors were amazing and communicated very well. I felt like I got great immediate feed back and coaching the whole time and left feeling 100% more confident in my skills.
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Nicole M

Beginning | Motorcycle Permit Qualifying Course

Little to No Experience

’s beginner motorcycle permit qualifying courses provide two 3 hour classroom sessions and two 5 hour range sessions designed to help you successfully pass the permit knowledge and permit skills tests included with your course, preparing you to become an educated and responsible rider. 

To register you do not need any prior motorcycle experience but should be able to comfortably ride a bicycle.  While for most people this is an appropriate initial course, please review the KickStart course to determine if it may be beneficial for you to become familiar with the very basics of the controls and operation of a motorcycle before taking the beginner course.  It is important that you Understand the Expectation of this course.    

This course offers the basics of motorcycling and rider safety skills at a pace that is appropriate for most new riders, or riders returning to motorcycling. Classroom sessions cover important topics for novice riders and information to help you pass the Washington motorcycle permit Knowledge test. Range exercises include starting, stopping, shifting, riding in a straight line, cornering, swerving, and quick stops.

Come prepared to ride with the 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

In compliance with DOL requirements, you will not be able to ride without the required riding gear.  

You will receive a course confirmation from directly following your registration. This confirmation contains important information regarding your course. Be sure to locate it and review it carefully.

Motorcycle Beginner Permit Course

We offer this courses multiple times a week and at several different locations across Western Washington!  

Haven't been on a motorcycle in a few years or still learning the controls?

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The KickStart course will give new riders the confidence and foundation they need to attend The Beginner Motorcycle Permit Course