Becoming an Instructor

The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program is looking for a few service-oriented men and women to join our part-time staff of motorcycle safety education instructors. The level of responsibility is high but the satisfaction of assisting other people as they improve their mental skills, physical coordination, and life-saving driving strategies is extremely rewarding!

Over one hundred experienced motorcyclists are currently employed by the University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program in one of the largest motorcycle safety programs in the United States. Most of our instructors are "veteran" motorcyclists who have been actively involved in rider education for many years. All of them have completed the Instructor Preparation Course and maintain current certification credentials.

The University of Illinois selectively accepts applications for enrollment in the Instructor Preparation Course and Certification Program from individuals who:

  • Are at least eighteen years of age,
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Have excellent social skills with a strong interest in helping other people,
  • Have an Illinois class "M" motorcycle operators license or equivalent from another state,
  • Have completed a Rider Course,
  • Currently operate a motorcycle on a frequent basis, and
  • Have a clean driving record with no possibility for license suspension or revocation.

Individuals accepted into the Instructor Training Course must successfully complete:

  • A riding skills test to demonstrate riding proficiency,
  • An 80+ hour classroom/riding instruction course conducted by certified chief instructors,
  • A written knowledge test of the course curriculum and other highway safety issues,
  • A student teaching evaluation phase to demonstrate communication abilities and proficiency at evaluating and coaching novice students, and
  • Sign an Instructor Rules of Professional Conduct form.

Once certified, an instructor must:

  • Attend annual refresher courses
  • Teach enough courses to maintain certification, and
  • Maintain first-aid certification.

Because certain areas of our training region are understaffed and enrollment in these courses is limited, we reserve the right to select course candidates geographically.

If you're interested in becoming an Instructor, please fill out the form below to receive additional information. An application packet will be mailed to you at the address you provide.
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