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Motorcyclist Training Course Student Information

 

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Our goal is to help you successfully complete this important program. Please read through this carefully before beginning the registration process.

Code of Conduct

Students will be immediately dismissed for being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, reaction altering drugs, including over-the-counter or prescribed medications, possession of weapons, intent to harm students or Instructors, foul or abusive language, abuse of equipment, willfully not following instructions or any other intentionally unsafe or disruptive act.

Age, Documentation and Equipment Requirements:

Age

In order to participate in this program you must be at least 15½ years old.

Additionally, a parent or legal guardian must accompany all students under 18 for the first few minutes of the first class to complete a waiver/release.  Unaccompanied minors will be refused admittance to the class.  If a parent/guardian is unable to attend the class for the first few minutes of the first class to complete a waiver/release the minor may not participate.

Documentation

There are 2 requirements regarding documentation and identification in order to participate in this program:

  1. You must possess a valid government issued photo ID such as
    • A current U.S. drivers license number
    • A current California ID number
    • A current government issued photo ID number
  2. You must bring one of the following forms of government issued photo ID to class the first night:
    • A current U.S. drivers license
    • A current California ID 
    • A current government issued photo ID

Equipment and Gear

Motorcycles and helmets are provided. For both ranges you must wear protective gear. 

If you are missing any of these items, you will be refused admittance to the
range
and will be dropped from the class:

  • Gloves: Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. They must be street-motorcycle specific and/or durable leather. Mechanics gloves, batting gloves, dirt bike
    gloves  etc. are NOT acceptable.
  • Eye Protection: Good quality eye protection such as glasses, sunglasses, goggles, or DOT approved face shielded helmet.
  • Clothing:
    • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
    • Long, non-flare denim pants or equivalent protective material
    • Sturdy high top shoes or boots that cover the anklebone;
      fabric or canvas footwear is not permitted.

 

Registration, Refund & Cancellation Policy

Registration

Participation is by advanced, prepaid registration only. In order to register you must enter a valid U.S. driver's license number OR a current California State ID number.

When scheduling the class, make sure that you can attend all four meetings and arrive on time to avoid being dropped from the class.  Classes typically fill three months in advance, and cancellations are infrequent.  Once you are registered for a class, that spot is guaranteed for you. 

Refunds & Cancellations

Refunds are available only for cancellations made one week prior to the class start date. If you are unable to attend and wish to request a refund, you must notify us no later than 5pm on the Thursday prior to the first class meeting. There is a $25 processing fee.

If you are refused admittance to any class or range because you do not have the required documents, signatures, protective gear, or arrive late, you will be dropped from the class, and your fee will not be refunded.

Attendance, Arrival Time and Rescheduling

Late Arrival

Please note: Your registration is like a movie ticket. If you’re not there, the movie will still play, but you will miss out. The difference here is that you CANNOT enter this class late. BE ON TIME, or you will forfeit your spot. When scheduling the class, make sure that you can attend the scheduled date and arrive on time to avoid being dropped from the class.  Classes typically fill three months in advance, and cancellations are infrequent.  Once you are registered for a class, that spot is guaranteed for you. Late students will not be admitted, will forfeit their seat in the class, may not reschedule, and your fee will not be refunded.

Reschedule

You may request a transfer to another class no later than one week prior to the class start date, however transfers and rescheduling is not guaranteed, and is based on space availability. Students must arrive on time to all class meetings. Late students will not be admitted, will forfeit their seat in the class, may not reschedule, and your fee will not be refunded.

No Show

If you do not show up for any one of the class sessions, you will be dropped from the class and there will be no refund available. You will need to call and sign up and pay for a new class if you wish to continue.

 

Online Class Handbook

Please note that after you have completed your registration you will receive a registration confirmation via email. You will also receive a reminder 3 days prior to class. In both of these emails there is a link to the online handbook for the class. This is a 98 page document and you will be tested on the contents of this handbook. All of the materials are NOT covered in class. Please download and review this handbook before class.

Completion and Certificate

Certificates of Completion

10 days after the course completion date the Certificate of Completion of Motorcyclist Training Course, the DMV DL389 form, will be mailed to students who have successfully completed the class. This does not necessarily mean students will receive their certificates within 10 days. As mail travels at an unpredictable pace, we cannot guarantee when you will receive your certificate. If you do not receive your certificate within 14 days you may call to check-in and we can give you information about when it was mailed, and confirm the address used to mail your certificate.

Failure to Complete a Class

If you do not successfully complete the scheduled course as a result of instructor recommendation due to safety concerns, you will be given two opportunities to complete the course. The Extension office will send you an email regarding rescheduling when there is a space available. There is no rescheduling fee for these students.  If you cannot take the class at the offered times, you will be dropped from our class records. Once you have been dropped from our class records, if you wish to complete the class, you will need to sign up and pay again.

If you chose to leave one of the range classes as result of safety concern, and effectively self-drop, you will be given one opportunity to complete the course.  If you cannot participate at the first available time offered you will be dropped from our class records.  Once you have been dropped from our class records, if you wish to complete the class, you will need to sign up and pay again.

This is different than failure to successfully pass skills or knowledge tests. Please see below for more information about test failure.

Failure of Knowledge Test or Skills Test

The California Motorcycle Safety Program has a stated policy regarding the completion of the Motorcyclist Training Course by a Failed Student. 

A Failed Student is defined as a student who does not successfully pass the Knowledge Test or the riding Skills Test.

In the event that a student fails either the Knowledge Test or the Skills Test portion of the Motorcycle Safety Training class, he/she must return within 60 days of their test date for a re-test in order to receive a completion certificate.

Only one re-take of the test(s) is permitted for a participant who does not successfully complete either the Knowledge or Skill Test. In each case the entire test must be taken, not just the unsuccessful portions.

After an initial failure to complete either Skills or Knowledge tests if a student does not successfully complete either of those within the required 60 days they will not be issued a completion certificate.

After failure to successfully pass either test, and failing to re-take within 60 days, the ONLY way to receive a certificate of completion is to pay for and re-take the entire class, and then complete both tests successfully.

When you fail either the knowledge or skills tests you will be given a memo by your instructor noting the 60 day period that is available to you for re-takes of tests. In order to attend a class session for retake you must contact the Extension office no less than 48 hours prior to your requested re-test date date. Sometimes re-take spots fill and we cannot always offer students an opportunity to re-take tests on their preferred date. Please have your memo in-hand when you call the office so we can help you register for a class that is within the 60 day requirement set by your instructor.

Lost and Replacement Certificates

If you have LOST your certificate, or have waited a significant period of time and have not received it, you may request a replacement certificate. CLICK HERE for the Request for Replacement Certificate form. You will need to complete and send in to TCTI in order to receive your replacement certificate. You will need to mail or email completed form with the copy of your license to the address at the bottom of the form.

Please note that if you request a replacement certificate it will automatically and immediately void your original certificate as each certificate has a unique number.

California Motorcycle Safety Program

Cabrillo College is a CMSP Training Site. The instruction provided by a CMSP training site is monitored relative to program content, instructor credentials and competence, and adherence to the policies and procedures set forth by the CMSP under the direction of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Each site is subject to several reviews each year to ensure that we are meeting the requirements and goals of the program.

Food and Drink

Learning to ride is strenuous, and there is no campus food service on the weekend.  We recommend a snack and a thermos or cooler with a drink on Saturdays.

Parking

As parking policy and construction zones are subject to change, please follow all posted traffic and parking signs. For more information about parking on campus, please click HERE

If you have questions please call 479-6331 during our normal business hours:

Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

 

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