About PSC Motorcycle Safety Courses

7 A.M. – 5 P.M.


Motorcycle Safety, sure, but what is an Endorsement, and do I need one?

To ride a motorcycle legally in Florida you must have the words “Motorcycle Also” or “Motorcycle Only” on your driver’s license. You can only add that endorsement by completing a 15-hour motorcycle safety course. If you ride any motorcycle, scooter or trike with an engine at least 50cc or larger, you need the endorsement.

If I’ve been riding for a long time, do I need the class?

Yes, it’s the only way to get the endorsement added. You will build your skills even if you already know how to ride, so don’t worry…you’ll have fun too.

What if I have an out of state license?

You can still take our class. After your class, you can ask your home state if they will add an endorsement with your completion card, or exchange that license for a Florida one with the endorsement on it.

What if I want to ride a three-wheeler or a trike… is this course for me?

Unfortunately, we do not offer a 3 Wheel or Trike course, there is however the benefit of learning basic motorcycle operation and street strategies for a motorcycle.

How do I sign up for the course?

Click on the Register link for step-by-step instructions.

Where are classes taught?

Our training location:
Pensacola State College 1000 College Blvd 96 Room 9663

How much is the course?

The Basic Rider Course is $235.00.

What happens after the course is complete?

To successfully complete the course, you must be successful on both a 25-question multiple-choice evaluation and a 5-part Skill Evaluation on the motorcycle. Upon completion of the course, your information will be entered into the DMV portal with satisfactory requirements. You must go to the DMV and pay the required fee and receive a new Driver’s License with the Motorcycle Endorsement.

What will I need to bring to the course?

You will need:

  1. Over the ankle footwear (please use footwear that allows you to “feel” the foot controls. Shoes/boots with a large heel or big toe box make it difficult to shift, especially for the ladies. Boots with steel toes or a hard toe box do not allow you to feel the shifter.)
  2. Long pants
  3. Long sleeve shirt (or Jacket) If hot, a light-colored shirt works best.
  4. Full-fingered gloves (We can provide gloves if needed)
  5. D.O.T. Helmet (We can provide a helmet if needed.)
  6. Eye protection Note: Glasses are considered eye protection for the purpose of this course.
  7. Sunglasses and sunscreen are optional but recommended.
  8. If it looks like rain, consider bringing rain gear as we will still ride!

PSC Motorcycle Safety Courses

Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Basic Rider Course

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider course is a
complete course of instruction for those who wish to develop
safe street-riding skills and obtain a motorcycle endorsement.
Classroom instruction is combined with motorcycle riding
activities on an approved training range. The riding skills
evaluation and the written exam will need to be successfully
completed to receive a Basic Rider Course Completion Card.
Course handbook, insurance, helmet and motorcycle are
provided. Students must wear long-sleeved shirt or jacket,
full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear which covers
the ankles. (May bring your own DOT/Snell Foundation approved
helmet.) Students must be at least 15 years of age and hold a
valid Florida learner’s permit for 6 months in order to participate
in this course. Motorcycles and instruction are provided by
Southern MotorSports Safety. (15 hours) Course R 04404.
Saturday/Sunday 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pensacola Campus Bldg. 96, Room 9663

ProRider Advanced Skills Course NEW!

This course is intended for experienced motorcycle riders who
have a firm grasp of the basic skills of operating a motorcycle,
but desire to become a better, safer, more confident rider. This
is a challenging course, so riders must have physical stamina to
withstand a full day on the range. Riders will learn to “bond” with
their personal motorcycle, becoming familiar with the bike’s full
capabilities and limitations. Practice braking, evasive maneuvers,
and hazard avoidance exercises that may save your ride from
serious damage, injury or death. This course will incorporate the
techniques learned and mastered by police motorcycle officers
and will improve riding abilities of even the most seasoned
rider. At the end of the course, successful participants will
receive a completion certificate, having achieved a refined skill
set and newfound confidence. Prerequisites/Requirements:
Must have intermediate skills and license with a motorcycle
endorsement. Must have your own motorcycle (must be street
legal) with valid registration, inspection where applicable, and
valid insurance coverage. Must provide your own protective
gear including DOT approved helmet, above the ankle boots (no
sneakers), gloves, durable long pants (no athletic pants of any
kind). (8 hours) Course R 06560.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pensacola Campus Bldg. 96, Room 9663