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Motorcycle Safety: Alternate Basic Rider Course (ABRC)

Designed for individuals that have some riding experience, this seven-hour course provides another way to earn a Class “M” license without having to take the full 17-hour basic course. All learning activities are conducted on the riding range located at Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury campus. Courses are taught by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Program certified instructors.

To enroll in this course, you must be able to:

  • Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion;
  • Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area;
  • Execute gradual and tight turns;
  • Shift gears smoothly; and
  • Achieve a speed of least 25 mph.

To pass this course, riders must pass a knowledge and skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card and Completion Certificate. Certificate holders are eligible to receive their Class “M” license added to their MD license at the MVA.

Out-of-state license holder receives only the MSF Completion Card, not the Maryland MVA Completion Certificate. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get his or her license.

During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and will have to pay the tuition and fees to enroll in a Basic Rider Course.

Requirements for ABRC

  • You must be eligible to apply for a Maryland license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear and raingear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be DOT FMVSS 218 compliant*, and in good condition with labeling intact. *Partial coverage helmets, also known as half-shell, or shorty, cannot be used even if DOT compliant.
  • You must be on time for class. If you are late you may not be admitted. It is your responsibility to be in class on time.
  • You may elect to use a program training motorcycle or your own personal motorcycle as long as it is street legal, in good operating condition, passes a pre-ride check, and is transported to the training site legally.

2016 ABRC Schedule

Wor-Wic Community College
South 2 Parking Lot
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Course No.DatesTimes
ZMOT-001-0156 April 02, 2016 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0157 April 30, 2016 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0158 May 21, 2016 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0159 June 18, 2016 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0034 July 16, 2016 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0035 July 30, 2016 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0036 August 13, 2016 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM (range only)
ZMOT-001-0037 August 27, 2016 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM (range only)

(Schedule subject to change. Check back here for updates.)

Download the printable registration formAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon.

The following rates apply from April through August courses. Please call 410-334-2815 for rates for September and October. Tuition: $114, Fee: $84. Maryland counties other than Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset add $10 per course to the tuition. States other than Maryland add $15 per course to the tuition.

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