The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) manages the state motorcycle safety courses. In 2020, Washington introduced a rider permit in addition to the rider endorsement.
I teach the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC), which focuses on the basic mental and physical skills needed to safely ride a motorcycle. This is accomplished through a combination of classroom and on-bike training. The BRC is designed for the beginning rider but veteran riders can benefit as well; it consists of approximately six hours in classroom and nine hours on-bike. Successful completion of knowledge and skills tests can provide a riders with either a permit or endorsement.
Bret Tkacs, Puget Sound Safety, has created a video that outlines the new (2020) Washington endorsement test.
Our DOL has created five videos that provide insight into the exercises at the center of the permit riding test. NOTE: at the time these videos were created, this test provided an endorsement. Now it provides only the permit.
Washington has a goal of zero highway fatalities by 2030. Some videos from It’s a Fine Line.
Videos from MSF
Videos from Team Arizona Motorcyclist Training Centers
- Countersteering and Counterweighting
- How To Stop Your Motorcycle Quickly In An Emergency
- Slow Speed Turning
- Why Swerving Matters
Videos from Texas MSF instructor Kevin Morris
- Tip sheets