General Information

Frequently Asked Questions


1080 S. Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63705
(573) 334-0826 Ext. 6513

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday


  • Kathleen Clayton
    Program Supervisor
    (573) 334-0826 Ext. 6513



The Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center (CTC) is pleased to work in cooperation with the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program (MMSP) to provide the MSF certified Basic Rider Course (BRC) rider education course. To learn more about the MSF certified Basic Rider Course (BRC):

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is aimed at beginning or re-entry riders. A minimum of five hours classroom instruction prepares the student for at least ten hours of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment. Motorcycles are provided for you to use during the class and helmets are also available on a free loan basis, if needed. Motorcycles used in the class are 500 cc (or less), street machines.

The course concludes with a knowledge test and skill evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a course completion card which will assist you in obtaining a motorcycle endorsement on your license, since the skill portion of the exam will be waived. Completion of the class may also qualify the student for reduced insurance premiums on their motorcycle policy (check with your insurance provider to see if this is an option with your insurer.)

Class begins promptly at 6:00 pm on Friday evening with approximately 3 hours of classroom instruction. It then resumes on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. with on-bike exercises and will last until about 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. Class will start again on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. and will be a mixture of classroom instruction and on-bike exercises until completion. The minimum age for enrollment is 15-1/2 years of age.

NOTICE: At the discretion of the instructors, students who are unable to safely operate the motorcycles will be dismissed from class for their own protection and the safety of the group.

All courses held rain or shine.
BRC students must be at least 15½ years old and able to ride a bicycle. Students under 18 years of age must have a release form signed by a legal guardian or parent.
All classes must bring DOT-approved helmet (some loaner helmets available), boots, gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, pants, and show proof of medical insurance.
BRC students who successfully complete the course will be issued a completion card from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, which is recognized by many insurance companies for premium discounts.
Stated class times are for student availability and may not reflect actual class times (classes may end earlier).
BRC motorcycles furnished by the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program (MMSP).
No refunds will be given if you are unable to complete the course for any reason.

COST: The cost for the BRC is $200 (includes class textbook) and payment in full is required to secure your seat in a class. $100 of the total fee is non-refundable, should you choose to withdraw from the class (refer to the CTC course catalogue for the complete refund policy). Please Note: No refunds will be given if you are unable to complete the course for any reason.

TRANSFERS: If you need to transfer to a different class weekend, you must make the change 7 or more days prior to your originally scheduled class start date. For example, if you’re scheduled to take the BRC that starts June 15, 2018 and you want to transfer to another weekend, the last date you can transfer to another weekend is June 8, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS: In partnership with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety- Southeast Region, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships are available for those who aren’t able to pay the full tuition. Please contact Lt. John R. Davis at 573-335-6621 ext. 1095 to apply for this assistance.

EQUIPMENT: Motorcycles are supplied by the CTC. Personal bikes are not allowed to be used in the Basic Rider Course per MSF guidelines. Helmets are available for loan, if you don’t have one of your own, but we cannot guarantee that we will have your size available.

REGISTRATION: You can see available classes and register for them on-line by clicking this link You may also come to the CTC to register and pay in person via personal check, cash or credit card. Students are required to pick-up & review the lessons in the BRC Rider Handbook prior to the start date of their class.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (MSF RETS). RETS curricula promotes lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and continuous professional development for certified Rider Coaches and other trainers. MSF also actively participates in government relations, safety research, public awareness campaigns and the provision of technical assistance to state training and licensing programs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS? Contact program supervisor Kathleen Clayton via email or by calling (573) 334-0826 ext. 6513