Obtain your motorcycle license by taking one of two Motorcycle Training Courses through Nicolet College. With successful completion of either of the Motorcycle Training Courses offered, the rider will receive a Wisconsin Department of Transportation Waiver which will waive the skills test for a Wisconsin Class M endorsement. Learn more about the Motorcycle Training Courses.
Basic Rider Course License Waiver
The primary goal of the Basic Rider Course is to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling. This includes the knowledge and skills that lead to licensing and motorcycle operation on streets and highways. The 16-hour Basic Rider Course is designed for beginning riders and was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Instructors are certified by the MSF and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The course consists of six hours of classroom and ten hours of on-cycle instruction. The Basic Rider Course covers preparing to ride, turning, shifting and braking, street strategies, special situations, increasing riding skills, maintenance, and insurance. Classes are conducted during the day, evening, or weekend sessions. The 16-hour course consists of five classroom units and 17 riding exercises, along with evaluation components. Courses are scheduled in a variety of formats, including four-day, three-day, and weekend. Nicolet College offers morning, evening, and weekend classes. Participants with little or no previous riding experience are strongly encouraged to enroll in the four-day format. Learn more about the Motorcycle Training Courses.
Basic Rider Course 2 License Waiver
This 8 hour Basic Rider 2 course is designed for current motorcycle owners who have been riding for years but have never obtained a Class M motorcycle endorsement. The course was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Instructors are certified by the MSF and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). This course will complement your basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several fun interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Students must already have the ability to use the clutch and throttle to control a motorcycle, start out and stop smoothly, upshift and downshift smoothly, stop a motorcycle properly at a designated point and negotiate normal roadway turns and curves. Classes are conducted during the day, evening, or weekend sessions. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. Students must bring their own motorcycle. Learn more about the additional requirements for the Motorcycle Training Courses.