How to Become a RiderCoach

Rider Coach Certification AgreementPlease read the requirements to become a RiderCoach and complete the applications at the bottom of the page. Interested persons must also complete the RC Checklist.

Here are our requirements to become a RiderCoach.  If you meet the requirements and are interested, keep an eye on this page for RiderCoach Training opportunities.

Requirements to become a RiderCoach

  • Licensed, experienced motorcycle operator with a minimum of 3 years riding experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age minimum
  • Driving record with no more than 3 moving violations, no alcohol related traffic violations, and no driver’s license suspension, revocation, or denial within the three years preceding the date of application to become a coach.
  • Graduate of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course (BRC, ERC. or BRC2)
  • Certified in CPR (before you are eligible to teach in the program)
  • Be recommended by a current RiderCoach.(Preferred, not required)
  • You are expected to be a role model for North Carolina motorcyclists, and as such, will be expected to wear the proper gear, to include a DOT helmet, eye protection, sturdy over the ankle footwear, long pants of durable material, long sleeved shirt or jacket and full fingered gloves; ANYTIME that you ride a motorcycle.

Teaching a motorcycle safety course is physically demanding. It requires long hours, standing for extended periods of time, walking approximately 5 miles in the course of a day, Continuous bending and stooping to place cones, and sometimes the need to push inoperable motorcycles for distances up to ¼ mile. You must be quick on your feet. Heat and cold weather conditions can add to the strenuous conditions you will encounter while teaching the course.

RiderCoach Preparation courses are done over 4 weekends. Friday night, 6 till 10, all day Saturday and Sunday. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions.

To maintain certification, RiderCoaches are required to teach a minimum of three classes a year, and attend an annual update training session.

The RiderCoach Training course will cost approximately $170 – $225. Costs will be determined when we get our sites selected for the upcoming classes.

RiderCoach – NC Hiring Application

RiderCoach Candidate Preparation Checklist

Rider Coach Certification Agreement

Complete and mail application to:

Bob Wagner, Director
North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Education Program
602 West Harper Street
Snow Hill, NC 28580


Photos from RiderCoach Prep Class held March/April 2017 at Lenoir Community College in Kinston.

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Pictures from our last few RiderCoach Prep classes