Motorcycle Safety

Sign up for the basic course if you haven't had much riding experience or if you've never ridden at all. 

In the basic course, we teach you how to operate a motorcycle, the best protective clothing to wear, how to avoid dangerous situations, and, what's most important, how to get out of those dangerous situations you can't avoid.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued an MSB-8 certificate which should satisfy the Texas Department of Public Safety's driving and written exams for those 18 and older. Students less than 18 years of age will still need to take the driving portion at the DMV. 

The Texas Motorcycle Law requires the completion of a Basic Motorcycle Course to receive a new motorcycle license (M endorsement).  More information on the law is available at the Texas DPS Motorcycle and Moped licenses page.  

 Victoria College is now also offering the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic, which will give experienced motorcyclists the option to attend a one-day intermediate course to obtain a Texas Class M license instead of the 2½-day basic course. Topics covered include: Throttle control, brake control, vision, line selection, low speed turning, evasive maneuvers and road speed turning.  

Motorcycle Safety Information 

Student Requirements for the Basic Course

Students must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.  Students must provide and wear the following required safety gear:  DOT approved helmet (loaners available), eye protection (glasses or face shield), full-fingered gloves, long-sleeve shirt or jacket, over-the-ankle boots (with low heels), long pants (jeans or sturdy material with no holes or tears).

Upcoming Basic Course classes:  

  • June 30 - July 2
  • July 7 - July 9
  • July 14 - July 16
  • July 28 - July 30
  • Aug. 11 - Aug. 13
  • Aug. 18 - Aug. 20
  • Sept. 1 - Sept. 3
  • Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
  • Sept. 15 - Sept. 17

Upcoming Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinics:

  • June 3
  • July 22
  • Aug. 27
  • Sept. 23

Contact VC's Workforce & Continuing Education Department at (361) 485-4830 or email Mary Pullin at for more information about either the basic or intermediate course.

See the RiderCoaches here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information.

How to Register

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not guaranteed until tuition is paid. The required forms (See Registration Form below) must be completed and received by the Workforce & Continuing Education Office prior to the class start date. Call the Workforce & Continuing Education Office at (361) 582-2528 for additional information or assistance with registration. To view more Workforce & Continuing Education courses, see the current schedule.

Note: Minor must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian and must register in person.

Registration Options

  1. The Motorcycle Basic RiderCourse Registration Form, the Motorcycle Safety Course Waiver & Indemnification Form, and the Motorcycle Operator Training Program Student Information Form must all be completed and returned to the WCE office in order for registration to be complete (Please see the Forms link below).  The Continuing Education Office is located in the Emerging Technology Complex
    Conference and Education Center, 7403 Lone Tree Road, Suite 309. Tuition may be paid by check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover (cash payments must be made at the Welcome Center/Student Sercices). Note:  The registration is neither complete nor secure until fees are paid.

  2. Register by mail. Print the forms below. Mail completed forms and payment to:

            Victoria College
            Workforce & Continuing Education
            Emerging Technology Complex
            Conference and Education Center
            7403 Lone Tree Road
            Victoria, TX 77905

Registration Form

pdf MBRC Registration Forms
Note:  The Registration, Waiver, Student Information Forms, and a copy of your valid driver's license are required with payment in order to register for the course.


For more information, contact:

Workforce & Continuing Education Department, (361) 582-2528 or email Mary Pullin at



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