Basic eCourse

Upon completion of an MSF eCourse, you will be able to print a completion certificate that is valid for 30 days. If you are taking an MSF eCourse as a requirement for enrolling in a hands-on training course, the eCourse must be completed within 30 days prior to the class start date. If you have completed an eCourse more than 30 days before the class start date, you must re-take the eCourse (you can re-take it for free) by logging in and checking the "Start new attempt" checkbox.

**The MSF eCourses are NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state department of motor vehicles, or as a license to ride a motorcycle or a learner's permit.

MSF Basic eCourse Info

The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hr. online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to illustrate the lessons, the $19.99 program allows you to control the pace of your learning. Please note that the Basic eCourse alone is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state's department of motor vehicles, or as a license to ride a motorcycle or as a learner's permit.

The MSF Basic eCourse serves as an introductory check for anyone interested in riding a motorcycle. It helps you determine whether motorcycling is right for you. Although it's a key component of the MSF's hands-on Basic RiderCourse (updated), it can be completed as an introductory stand-alone program without enrolling in the hands-on course. Plus, it is a great supplement for those who intend to take a non-MSF hands-on course.

Like all MSF training programs, the Basic eCourse promotes lifelong learning. Once you create an account you can retake the course whenever you want a refresher. The course includes selectable Spanish text and audio.

The MSF Basic eCourse includes 12 of the 16 sections that follow the content in the BRC Rider Handbook:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Motorcycle Types
  3. Controls, Indicators and Equipment
  4. About Basic Operation
  5. Preparing to Ride
  6. Risk and Riding
  7. Basic Street Strategies
  8. Strategies for Common Riding Situations
  9. Basics for Emergencies
  10. Special Riding Situations
  11. Rider Impairments
  12. State/Local Laws*
  13. Key Safety Steps*
  14. Knowledge Test*
  15. Next Steps*
  16. Preparation for Hands-On MSF Basic RiderCourse

*These topics are not used in the Basic eCourse. They are reserved for future use.