- What is the class structure and time?
The Basic course is comprised of four segments over three days: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. These days are set and all portions must be completed in the same week. Please see the Class Schedule & Location page for details.
- What is the cost of the course?
The Basic course for licensing is $350 if you are over 21 and $295 if you are under 21. The Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC) cost is $300.
- How long is the course?
The Basic Course is three days: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for a total of approximately 16 hours. Please see Class Schedule & Location page for details.
The Intermediate Riding Course is a single-day on your own bike.
- Do I need to take my gear to the first class?
[COVID UPDATE: Zoom session] No. The first segment of the course is Thursday evening and is classroom only. You do not need to bring your gear unless you have questions about it for the instructor.
- Do I need a permit to take this class?
There is no need to have your motorcycle permit in order to take this course. It is intended to be your first stop in the development of your motorcycle riding skills. Having a valid permit when you submit our paperwork will eliminate the need to take the 1/2 of the DMV written evaluation again.
- Is there a fee at the DMV to file my DL389?
Please see the California DMV Motorcyclist Licensing webpage for this information.
- I have passed the course. How long until I get my paperwork?
After successful completion of the course, the DL389 will be mailed to the address with which you registered within 5 to 7 business days. The Post Office can take another week or two. Please expect to have your paperwork within 3 weeks of having completed the course.
- I did not pass a portion of the course. What do I do?
If a student does not pass a portion of the course or is counseled out, the instructor will give the student a Space Available form. It details the methods for returning to MRE Corp. within the California Motorcyclist Safety Program’s time frame. If you have additional questions, please call us at (805) 389-5303 or email us at [email protected].
- I feel ill. What do I do?
STAY HOME! Now, more than ever, if you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19, we need you to stay home and isolate yourself while caring for your self and your symptoms.
Under the world's current conditions, we are making many exceptions to our refund and reschedule policy in efforts to assure the safety of our students and staff. If you are not feeling well, please call us at (805) 389-5303 or email us at [email protected].
For our policies on cancellation and rescheduling, please see the Policies page for more details.
- How do I get in touch with you if I have additional questions?
For the fastest response, please send us an email at [email protected]. If you're the chatty type, we can do that too. Please give us a call at (805) 389-5303 and if we can't answer, please leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.