Connecticut Rider Education Program
(CONREP) for Motorcycle Safety
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 about the Basic Rider Course (BRC)
Why should I take the course?
Upon successful completion, you will have learned how to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist, will receive a Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV) licensing skills test waiver, and possible insurance discount.
How do I find a course near me?
Call 1 800-USA RIDE (872-7433) or go to the
CONREP training sites website.
How do I sign up for a course?
Locate the site closest to you and give them a call. They will be happy to schedule you into the next available class that fits your schedule.
How long does the course take?
The course is approximately 16 hours total. Check with your local training site for scheduling options.
If Iím under 18 years old, can I enroll in the course?
If you are between 16 and 18 years old you will need the signature of a parent or legal guardian in order to take the course. Ask your chosen site to see if your parent or legal guardian will need to come to class with you.
Do I need to have any riding experience?
It is not essential to have any riding experience. However, you need to have the ability to balance and stabilize a two-wheeled vehicle. If you have not ridden a bicycle in a long time, it would be a good idea to get some practice before attempting to ride a motorcycle.
Do I need to get a learnerís permit before I take the course?
You do not need to have a learnerís permit in order to take the Basic Rider Course.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Your training site will provide the motorcycle. Helmets are also provided if you do not have your own. Regardless of your riding experience, you are required to wear a helmet during the riding portion of your class. You should come to the riding portion with eye protection, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, full fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not canvas).
Do I need to bring a motorcycle to the course?
Motorcycles will be provided for you at the training sites.
Will I get a license after the course?
You will receive a skills test waiver after successfully completing the Basic Rider Course. This waiver will allow graduates to go to the
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (CT DMV) and take only the written test for their motorcycle endorsement.