Motorcycle Training Course Curriculum Approval

Curriculum Requirements

Entry-Level Courses

The curriculum for an entry-level course must meet the 2011 Model National Standards for Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training (PDF) distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The curriculum for an entry-level course must:

  • include a knowledge examination designed to ensure students comprehend important concepts covered in the curriculum
  • include a riding skills test designed to ensure students can perform the riding skills covered in the curriculum
  • include a course that prepares instructors to competently teach all components of an entry-level course

Non-Entry-Level Courses

The curriculum for non-entry-level courses must:

  • provide a benefit to public safety
  • be designed to provide training in a safe and prudent manner

Apply for Approval of a Course

To apply for approval of a motorcycle training course, submit a completed Motorcycle Operator Training Course Application (PDF).

You may not begin offering a course until you have received notice of approval from TDLR.

Required Materials

You must include detailed course curriculum materials with your application form that illustrate the instructional content of your proposed curriculum. This may include program instructor guides, student workbooks, syllabi, and any other instructional materials to be used by students and instructors during classroom or range training.

A Cross Reference Form that you must complete is appended to the application form. The Cross Reference Form contains sections where you must enter page numbers where course content can be found that meets minimum curriculum requirements.

Changing Your Courses Offered

Motorcycle training schools must conduct courses only in accordance with a department-approved curriculum and notify the department at least 15 days prior to any change to the list of courses that will be offered.