Anyone, 5 years of age and older, is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Find your nearest vaccination location at vaccines.gov.

Start Seeing Motorcycles Banner

Harper College will no longer offer Motorcycle Safety classes at all northern region training sites as of June 30. We at IDOT are actively engaged in securing a new training center for Northern Illinois. Once a new regional center is designated, classes will resume in Northern Illinois. If you are looking for training classes, please visit the websites for our central and southern training areas as they may have available training courses.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

Participants will:

  1. Increase skills, knowledge, safety awareness and enjoyment
  2. Become familiar with motorcycle dynamics, survival strategies, emergency braking, countersteering and traction availability
  3. Practice precise steering techniques and correct braking methods under controlled conditions with Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors
  4. Gain the knowledge necessary for further development of safe riding skills

Advanced Rider Course (ARC) Eligibility

ARC students must:

  • Provide their own street-legal motorcycle or have the owner's written permission to use a borrowed street-legal motorcycle
  • Have a motorcycle endorsement to ride the motorcycle used in the ARC
  • Complete a waiver form and motorcycle safety inspection checklist (forms provided)
  • Show proof of motorcycle insurance at first class meeting

Protective Clothing Requirements

Participants should bring protective clothing.
The following items are required:

  • Sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear (not cloth or canvas; boots suggested)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Gloves that cover the entire hands
  • Protective eyewear (any type of glasses that can be worn while operating a motorcycle/driving)
  • DOT-approved helmet (must be at least three-quarter or full-face)


A valid motorcycle license is required to take the ARC. Completion of the ARC does not waive the test requirements for obtaining a motorcycle license through the Secretary of State. The ARC completion card may be used for insurance discounts, check with your insurance provider for additional details.   

Registering for a Course

If you are interested in registering for the Advanced Rider Course or would like more information, please contact your nearest Regional Center for registration instructions.