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Carefully read all this information: Understanding and adherence to these policies will make this course a pleasant experience and will help you avoid additional fees.  The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is extremely popular and in high demand.  These cancellation and reschedule policies are designed to allow as many people who wish to do so the opportunity to attend the course and to discourage abuse of the privilege of participating in the program.  It is your responsibility to read and understand this document.

The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) consists of approximately five to six hours of classroom instruction and ten hours on the motorcycle.  This course is designed for riders with no prior motorcycle riding experience; however, there may be students with experience in your class.  The course objective is to develop knowledge and skills for safe motorcycle operation.  Your registration for this course guarantees you a spot in a specific session.  All sessions must be completed before certificates are issued.

Registration Fee: Your registration fee is non-refundable once your scheduled class has started.  Fees are $255 for those over 21 and $175 for students under 21.  If you are under 21, you must call to book directly with Sierra College Community Education to receive your discount.  (916) 781-6280.

Please be certain of your schedule before you begin this course.  As much individual instruction will be given as possible; however, you must recognize that the instructors will have up to eleven other students to teach during the riding sessions.  If you are unable to safely keep up with the class or safely proceed on to other exercises you will, at the discretion of the instructor, be asked to leave the course.

With the instructor’s recommendation, you may reschedule as indicated:

  • If you are asked to leave during the first riding session (Level I) you must repeat that entire session;
  • If you are asked to leave during the second riding session (Level II), and with the instructor’s recommendation, you are required to repeat both riding sessions;
  • If you are judged to be an unsafe rider and are asked to leave the riding session(s), you must have the instructor’s recommendation to reschedule. 

Please note: The instructor’s decision to ask you to leave the class is based solely on your safety and the safety of the other students.  The instructor’s decision is final and you will not receive a refund of your registration fee.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers: You may cancel your class by contacting the Community Education office 3 days prior to the start date. A refund will granted, less a $15.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be given with less than the 7 day notice.  You may transfer your registration to a future class, one time, with at least 24 hours’ notice prior to your class start date, at no additional charge. However no refund will be provided should the rescheduled date be cancelled.

Rescheduling: If you do not complete the class due to one of the reasons listed below, you may reschedule by calling the Site Manager.  You must call to reschedule within 30 calendar days from the date of your original class.  Every effort will be made to schedule you for the next available class however, the entire course MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 60 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL START DATE.

  •  Student exceeds the maximum points on the Riding Evaluation or the Written Quiz.

  • Student is counseled out by the instructor.                                                                                        

  • Student self-drops from the class.   

  • Weather related, rain or heat, with the instructor’s recommendation.

No-Shows:  If you do not show up for a classroom or riding session, are late or not properly dressed to ride, arrive without all the necessary paperwork and documentation, or fail to reschedule within necessary time constraints (see above), you will be considered a “no-show” and you will have to reregister and repay for another session.

Intentional unsafe act: If you are counseled out due to an intentional unsafe act such as; horse play, safety violations, not following rules / instructions or disrupting the class to the point where it interferes with the other student's learning, you will not be allowed to return without permission from the site manager.

CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course Student Handbook and DMV Motorcycle Handbook: Are available to view & download at tiny.cc/cmsphandbook.  Reading of these two handbooks is not required for the class but is highly recommended since material from these handbooks is on the written exam.  The DMV handbook is available in classroom.

Successful Completion of the classThere is no guarantee that you will successfully complete the class as that will be based on your physical and mental skills. We are committed to doing everything we can to make this an enjoyable, fun and safe learning experience, however keep in mind that motorcycling is not for everyone. Successful completion of the class does not guarantee your safety a a motorcyclist.

Clothing /Riding gear Requirements: If you are not properly dressed for the riding sessions you will not be allowed to ride and you will be considered a “no-show”. Please refer above to the comments on no shows”.

  • Full-face coverage or ¾ coverage, US Department of Transportation (DOT) helmet.

  • Shatter-resistant eye protection.

  • Study over the ankle footwear. (Motorcycle specific footwear recommended. High fashion heels are not permitted.)

  •  Long sleeved shirt or jacket. (Motorcycle specific jacket recommended.)

  • Long non-flared durable pants (motorcycle specific recommended) without any rips or holes.

  • Full fingered leather gloves. (Motorcycle street specific recommended. Mechanic style and off-road gloves are not permitted.)

Documentation required: All students must present a valid government-issued photo ID. This identification can be from California, another state, or another country to the instructor at the first session.

Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany them to the first session to sign the waiver form or bring a waiver with their parent or guardians’ notarized signature. You can request a waiver form be mailed to you prior to the class.

Rescheduling due to bad weather: Your sessions may have to be rescheduled due to conditions beyond the control of the College. In the event of rain (not just the forecast of rain) all students must show up for the sessions as scheduled. The instructor will determine if it is safe to continue with the session. If you do not show and you fail to call in advance, you will be considered a “no-show”. Please refer above to the comments on no shows”.

Punctuality: Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of each session. All sessions will start promptly as scheduled. If you are late you will be considered a “no show” and your space may be given to a student on “stand-by”.

Questions/additional info: Please feel free to call Sierra College Community Education at 916 781-6280.