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 online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. 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. With integrated graphics, photos and video to help better illustrate the lessons, the $19.99 program allows you to control the pace of your learning.

Taking the MSF Basic eCourse is as easy and convenient as powering up your home computer or laptop. Students can choose when and where to take the course, which saves valuable time and money. And 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.

Perhaps most importantly, 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 2014 update, it can be completed as an introductory stand-alone program without enrolling in the hands-on course.

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.


MSF Street Strategies eCourse Info

The MSF Street Strategies eCourse is for riders who have basic skills and experience.

Its primary purpose is to provide the fundamentals of motorcycle rider street strategies, and it accomplishes this using modern, online learning methods including videos and self-checks.

It is similar in nature to the award-winning MSF Basic eCourse, but basic learn-to-ride and motorcycle controls content is omitted, reducing overall time by nearly half.

The eCourse addresses proper riding gear, motorcycle size and fit, pre-ride inspection, perceptive strategies for intersections and curves, and includes guidance for when practicing emergency maneuvers.

The user will find seven sections exclusive of the introduction and conclusion.

The MSF Street Strategies eCourse includes 7 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. Select Topics*
  13. Key Safety Concepts*
  14. Knowledge Test*
  15. Next Steps*
  16. Range Preparation*

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


Minimum System Requirements

  • Internet connection: Broadband connections work best. The MSF eCourses are video intensive.
  • Browser support: Current versions of Chrome, Safari and Firefox are all supported. For Internet Explorer, version 10 or above is supported.
  • Be sure JavaScript is enabled on your browser.
  • The eCourses render best on a desktop computer with at least 1024x768 resolution.
  • The eCourses require Adobe Flash so they will not work on an iPad.
  • The eCourses are not optimized for mobile phones or modern tablets.
  • You will need access to a printer at the end of the courses to print a completion certificate.