TCC’s Motorcycle Rider Training Program is available for beginner and advanced riders. Classes offered include Basic Rider Training, Experienced Rider Training, Basic Sidecar/Trike Rider Training and Advanced Sidecar/Trike Rider Training.

This program is a great opportunity for any individual interested in motorcycle riding as it introduces beginners to motorcycle rules, safety and riding techniques. Seasoned riders have the opportunity to learn new skills and become better, safer riders.

Chesapeake Campus Courses: 

Basic Motorcycle Rider
Cost:  $135
Current Class Listing

Portsmouth Campus Courses:

Experienced Motorcycle Rider 
Cost:  $100
Current Class Listing

Basic Sidecar / Trike Rider
Cost:  $135
Current Class Listing


Those paying by VISA or MasterCard should register online. Those paying by check or money order can register from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday or 9:00am - 3:00pm, Friday in the motorcycle office. Cash is not accepted at the motorcycle office.

Online Enrollment Process:

 1.  Complete the on-line Non-credit/CEU Admissions Application(In item 6 of the of the online application choose Non-credit/CEU)
 2.  Please ensure you are selecting the correct semester term  
 3.  Write down your Student ID and Password to use for registration
 4.  Go to the TCC home page and click on the "My TCC" icon at the top of the page
 5.  Enter your Student ID and Password
 6.  Select VCCS: Student Information System (SIS)
 7.  In the enrollment section select the Enrollment: Add Classes link 
 8.  Enter the class number of the class you wish to take or search for the class and hit the "select class" button  (Motorcycle class numbers can also be found on the Schedule page)
 9.  Further instruction will be provided for you on the page
 * If you are already a TCC student but have only taken credit classes you will have to fill out an admissions application, this time selecting Non-Credit in the career section. Your EMPL ID and user name will stay the same.


Complete the Non-Credit/CEU Application and Enrollment online or complete a paper application to be mailed or faxed

Motorcycle Rider Training Program Registration Form

Important: If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must register in person. Bring documentation confirming your current immigration status to the TCC Center for Workforce Solutions to register. If your status in the U.S. is permanent resident alien, please provide documentation of your A#. If your status in the U.S. is temporary, please provide documentation of your Visa. Xerox copies are acceptable. Students will not be enrolled in a class if proper documentation of immigration status is not provided. Those who have problems with Social Security Numbers should also register in person.


All course costs must be paid in full at time of registration. If payment is not made at the time of registration, you may be dropped from class without notification. Payment for online registration is by MasterCard or Visa. When registering in person, payment may be by check (made payable to Tidewater Community College), money order, Visa or Mastercard. Find out more about how to make a payment online here
The Motorcycle Rider Training Program office is located at the Center for Workforce Solutions Please bring completed registration form with payment.
Office Location:

Motorcycle Rider Training Program
TCC Center for Workforce Solutions
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
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Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Course Location:

Basic Rider Course
Tidewater Community College
Chesapeake Campus
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Experienced Rider Course and Sidecar/Trike 3-Wheel Course
Tidewater Community College
Portsmouth Campus
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701 

Note The Motorcycle Rider Training Program, especially the Basic Rider Class, is very popular and available course sessions often fill quickly. If you are registering by mail or fax, please list your top 3 class choices should your first choice be full at the time we receive your enrollment. Enrollment for classes will continue until full.


Full refunds of tuition are made for: 

  • Student drop when notification is made:
    • Prior to midnight Sunday for a Wednesday class start date
    • Prior to noon Wednesday for a Friday class start date
    • Prior to noon Wednesday for a Saturday class start date 
  • In the event of class cancellation

To withdraw from a class, student must contact TCC CWS at (757) 822-1418.  Refunds are processed through the College Business Office and take six to eight weeks.  


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