RETSORG is a place where members of the training community can submit Best Practice and curriculum/system change suggestions for review and
view the MSF-sponsored Best Practices Board. You must be a current certified MSF RiderCoach or RiderCoach Trainer to access this site (password protected).
How Do I become an MSF-certified RiderCoach?℠
Join the thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world who want to give back some of what motorcycling has given them.
To become a RiderCoach, follow these steps:
- Make sure you have the needed requirements. They are:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a motorcycle license or endorsement.
- Have a good driving record.
- Have no criminal history.
- Ride a registered and insured motorcycle frequently on the street.
- Good communication skills.
- Sincere desire to help others.
- Look around the MSF website to explore the topics and safety messaging.
- If you have not already, enroll in a RiderCourse near you. This will help you see if you will like being a RiderCoach,
and perhaps there will be an opportunity to talk with a RiderCoach.
- Contact your state’s motorcyclist safety program administrator or military branch safety manager.
- Information is available HERE.
- Ask about how to enroll in a RiderCoach Preparation Course (RCP).
This usually requires completing an application, providing a driving record, and providing references.
- About an RCP.
- Successful completion of an RCP certifies you to teach the MSF Basic RiderCourse (BRC),
which is a learn-to-ride program for novice riders.
- Locations and schedules vary, and class size can be as high as 12 candidates.
- Materials include a RiderCoach Guide, Range Cards, Rider Handbook and other RiderCoach materials.
- Cost varies and financial assistance may be available.
- Successful completion requires passing a basic skill test, knowledge test and student teaching a Basic RiderCourse.
- An RCP is conducted by one or more MSF-certified RiderCoach Trainers.
- Once MSF-certified for the BRC, other opportunities are available to certify in several other MSF RiderCourses and programs. A few are:
- Basic RiderCourse 2.
- Advanced RiderCourse.
- Bike Bonding RiderCourses.
- Quality Assurance Specialist.
- RiderCoach Trainer Preparation Course.
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