FAQ

When are the courses held? Weekends only. Basic courses are Friday through Sunday. Friday 6p-10p, Saturday 7a-6p, Sunday 7a-4p. Experienced courses are usually on Saturdays or Sundays 7a-2p. See schedule page.

Do I need my own motorcycle? Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Course. We do not allow the use of personal motorcycles for the Basic Course. However, the Experienced Course requires the use of your own motorcycle. See ERC requirements.

Do I need this course to get a license? Yes, new applicants for a class M license must take the Basic Rider Course.

Can I use the Experienced Rider Course to get a license if I have experience and know how to ride? No, new applicants for a class M license must take the Basic Rider Course no matter what their experience level.

Can I borrow a helmet and/or gloves? Yes, we have loaners available for the Basic Course. No special reservation is needed or fee is charged with the Basic Courses. With special arrangement, we can provide loaners for the Experienced Course as well.

What other gear do I need to take the course? See BRC and ERC requirements.

How much is the course? $235 for the Basic Course. $80 for the Experienced Course.

When do I pay? Payment is required at the time of registration to confirm the spot in the class. Without payment, your spot is not guaranteed. If for any reason, the course is cancelled or rescheduled by Training Wheels, you will be eligible for a refund of your payment or rescheduling.

How do I pay? At the end of the registration form, you will press submit and be taken to the payment page. You may pay by PayPal account, credit card, or echeck.

Will this waive the licensing test at DPS? Yes, Texas DPS will waive the written test and usually waives the riding portion of their licensing test with a completion card from the Basic Course. (Road test can only be waived with a completion card if someone is over 17 and has a current unrestricted class A, B or C license; road test can not be waived with a permit of any class. Driver License offices are not required to waive the road test and are able to use their judgment to have someone tested even if the person meets all the requirements. If someone only wants a class M license, they are still required to take the class C written test since that is the only test that includes Signs and Rules of the Road. The road test would not be waived in this situation since they would not have a class C license.)

What if I need to reschedule? Cancellation given with time for another student to take your place will allow us to use your fee for a future class. Otherwise, you may forfeit your payment.

What if I want a refund? Course payment is non-refundable. In cases of failure to complete the course for any reason, a refund will not be issued nor will a reschedule be allowed without another registration and payment. Cancellation given with time for another student to take your place will allow us to use your fee for a future class.

If for any reason, the course is cancelled or rescheduled by Training Wheels, you will be eligible for a refund of your payment or use toward a future course.

Specific Class M licensing questions
Texas DPS Licensing Information
Texas DPS Motorcycle Safety Bureau FAQ page