Permit Qualifying Course
Beginning 2 Wheel
Beginning Permit CourseDOL testing included
2 day course
6 hours in the classroom
Permit Knowledge test
10 hours riding on the range
Permit Skills test
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 Motorcycle@GoWMST.com 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!