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Motorcycle School Quarterly Reports

This notice is a reminder that Motorcycle School Quarterly Reports are due to TDLR no later than the seventh day after each quarterly reporting period ends. (Note: Quarters end on Mar 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 each year.) The motorcycle school reporting requirements and standards are detailed in Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 98, Section 98.50…. Read More about Motorcycle School Quarterly Reports

Changes to Incident Reporting Requirements for Motorcycle Training Schools

Effective January 1, 2024, newly adopted rules change the reporting requirements for incidents involving Motorcycle Training Schools. Current rules state that Motorcycle Schools must report any incident (defined as “Any instance where any part of a motorcycle, other than the tires or side stand, touches the ground or another object” that occurs on the training… Read More about Changes to Incident Reporting Requirements for Motorcycle Training Schools

Motorcycle Instructor Training Provider License

A new endorsement, Instructor Training Provider, will be added as an option for the Motorcycle Instructor license effective January 1, 2024. This endorsement was created by Senate Bill 478 (88th Legislature Regular Session). Instructors must hold a current certification to conduct a TDLR-approved instructor training course issued by the course owner or administrator. Please contact your curriculum provider for… Read More about Motorcycle Instructor Training Provider License

New Fingerprint Requirement

Beginning January 01, 2024 – Motorcycle Instructors will be required to submit fingerprints as part of their license application in accordance with Transportation Code, Chapter 662, Section 662.0063. Check back here for further updates.

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 98, Motorcycle Operator Training and Safety. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until October 23, 2023.

Motorcycle Instructors Can Apply and Renew Online

Effective immediately, Motorcycle Instructors can now renew and apply for an initial motorcycle instructor license online using the Online Licensing Services System. Instructors must first register as a new user before they can begin a renewal or initial application transaction. This online system allows for quicker application processing times, electronic payments, and the ability for users to upload documents directly… Read More about Motorcycle Instructors Can Apply and Renew Online

Motorcycle Training Schools, Instructors Can Submit Credentials To Teach Updated MSF Basic Rider Courses

Starting on Friday, October 14, 2022,Texas Motorcycle Training Schools who have appropriately credentialed motorcycle instructors can begin offering the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) Basic Rider Course 2 updated (BRC2-LW) eCourse (eP2x6) and MSF’s 3 Wheel Basic Rider Course updated (3WBU) eCourse (eP1x7-9). The curriculum for each course did not change – as with eP1x11, the delivery… Read More about Motorcycle Training Schools, Instructors Can Submit Credentials To Teach Updated MSF Basic Rider Courses

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 98, §98.69, regarding the Motorcycle and ATV Operator Safety program. The adopted rule makes the necessary rule changes for the Motorcycle and ATV Operator Safety program to align the program rules with the advisory board… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 98, §§98.10, 98.20, 98.21, 98.22, 98.23, 98.26, 98.70, 98.100, 98.104, 98.106, 98.108, 98.110, 98.112, 98.114; and proposed new rule at §98.116, regarding the Motorcycle and ATV Operator Safety program. The adopted rules address new requirements for… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Criminal Conviction Guidelines for Motorcycle Instructors and Schools

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) provides this public notice that, at its regularly scheduled meeting held May 6, 2021, the Commission adopted amendments to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (Department’s) Criminal Conviction Guidelines pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §53.025(a). The Criminal Conviction Guidelines are updated from the original guidelines published… Read More about Criminal Conviction Guidelines for Motorcycle Instructors and Schools