PennDOT Resumes Motorcycle Safety Courses | Covid-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), is partnering with several vendors to resume motorcycle safety training courses for state residents as part of a statewide pilot program.

Classes have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic and are resuming with virus mitigation measures in place.

American Motorcycle Training, Inc., P&P Enterprises Inc./DBA Appalachian Cycles, Shaeffer’s Harley Davidson, and Total Control Training, Inc. are the first approved vendors to offer motorcycle safety training.

The classes operated within the framework of the PAMSP are free for holders of a license and a motorcycle license. Successful completion of a basic or intermediate course dispenses with the requirement to take a skills test at a PennDOT licensing center and automatically grants the license holder their motorcycle license. Motorcycle license holders who complete a basic 3-wheeled course will obtain a motorcycle license with restriction prohibiting driving a 2-wheeled motorcycle.

Classes will be scheduled through the rest of 2020, weather permitting, at multiple training sites statewide. Class schedules are coordinated by each third-party training provider for their individual locations and additional information can be found at Additional classes and locations will continue to be added.

In light of the health concerns related to COVID-19, PennDOT will continue to offer a virtual motorcycle training course for those under the age of 18 who are required by law to complete a ministry-approved motorcycle safety course prior to going. be able to take the skills test and obtain their motorcycle license. To schedule or for more information about this course, visit

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