Harper College Motorcycle Safety Program

05/18/2022 UPDATE - Harper College Motorcycle Safety Classes to Discontinue after June 30, 2022

Harper College has made the difficult decision to stop offering Motorcycle Safety classes at all training sites as of June 30. The college has been unable to secure the level of insurance necessary to continue offering these classes. This will affect training at the following locations:

  • Bridgeview
  • Chicago Heights
  • Cicero
  • Crestwood
  • Elgin
  • Freeport
  • Grayslake
  • Lake Villa
  • Palatine
  • Rockford North
  • Rockford South

While we are actively engaging with our elected officials to identify a long-term solution to the issue, currently we have examined all available options and determined the liability and associated risks outweigh the available insurance coverage.

The program will operate normally until the final classes take place June 30. Staff will continue to process course paperwork so that every student who successfully completes a class receives a completion card. These cards will be honored by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

Harper College and the Illinois Department of Transportation hold the highest regard for the Motorcycle Safety Program staff, RiderCoaches and aides, and the work they have done on behalf of students, our community, and our state.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact motorcycles@harpercollege.edu if you have questions. You may also explore options for safety classes in other parts of Illinois by visiting IDOT’s Cycle Rider Safety Training Program.

06/27/2022 Update - Training courses for this season are now concluded. Please check back for updates regarding the future of the program.

Refund requests: When you complete your class, you may request a refund of your $20 deposit or you may choose to forfeit your deposit and help make it possible for the program to improve or purchase new equipment. Click THIS link to submit a refund request form.


Completion Card Information

Course completion cards can take up to four weeks to process and mail out and are valid as a testing waiver with the Illinois Secretary of State's office for up to one year from the original date of issue (last day of your class). Course completion cards are not a license to ride, you must go to your local Secretary of State's office to have the motorcycle classification added to your driver's license.

Please see this document (updated 07/18/22) for completion card mailing date information.

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