Motorcycle Rider Course Disclaimer

This motorcycle rider course is a program provided by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). All the equipment used during the course is owned by either the MVA or one of our partners. Course participants are required to exercise reasonable care when using the equipment and to return all borrowed equipment. Students using their own motorcycle must accept 100% responsibility for using their motorcycle during the course.

There are no refunds for the course registration fee once you have started the course. The MVA and its partners are not obligated to reschedule you into another course after you drop out or are counseled out of your original course. You may not transfer your course registration to another course or individual. The only way to guarantee placement in another course is to re-register and pay the course fee.

You must report on-time to each session. The instructors will not allow you to participate any further in the course if you miss or are late to a session.

Not everyone should or can operate a motorcycle. The instructors will monitor your progress throughout the course. If you are having difficulty in achieving the minimum performance criteria, your instructors will ask you to leave the course. If you feel that you cannot complete an exercise in the course, you may elect to leave the course by telling your instructors. If you have any health problems that could interfere with your full participation in the course, you must notify the instructors.

You and your classmates will be operating a motorcycle during the course. You must be willing to accept the risk involved in operating a motorcycle in the course. You could be injured or injure others in this course. You must be prepared to cover the cost of any medical treatment or property damage that you incur or cause during the course. The aim of this course is to expose you to responsible viewpoints on ways to ride a motorcycle. The instructors are there to assist in your learning process. The MVA cannot and will not assume responsibility for the safe operation of your motorcycle. It is your responsibility to act and operate a motorcycle in a proper and prudent manner.

Course participants are required to cooperate with the MVA, law enforcement officers, state agencies and insurance companies in the investigation of any loss or injury that occurs while they are enrolled in the course.

Students who pass the knowledge test with 84% (21 out of 25 correct answers) or better and on the range riding skill test are assessed no more than 10 penalty points in Evaluations 1 – 4 and including Evaluation 5 no more than 15 penalty points overall will receive a Maryland Course Completion Card (MS-094) and Completion Certificate (MS-069). The Completion Certificate (MS-069) may be taken to any MVA full service branch office where the holder will be vision tested or can submit a completed Vision Screening Form DL-043A. They will be charged the appropriate administrative fee and issued a new license product that includes the Class M license. Maryland residents who do not possess a valid Maryland Driver’s License must comply with the requirements of the Maryland Graduated Licensing System (GLS) before their Completion Certificate expires in order for them to be issued a Class M license. If the Certificate expires it will not be renewed or replaced. Out of state residents will be issued a Completion Card only. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles in their home state to see if our Card is acceptable for licensing purposes.

Students failing the course knowledge or skills test or who do not meet the minimum standards for obtaining a Class M license may be scheduled one time to retake the appropriate test. All retests shall be completed within 30 working days of the course completion date.

You are responsible for being prepared for the course by studying the course materials and dressing appropriately. If you have any questions about the course, contact the training center manager, the course instructors or the Motorcycle Safety Program Office at 443.572.8236.

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