California Motorcyclist Training





California Highway Patrol Headquarters

April 19, 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting the Spring 2018 California Motorcyclist Safety Program Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The meeting will be conducted at CHP Headquarters, 601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. However, due to strict departmental security policies, any public member wishing to attend the meeting must be cleared prior to the meeting date. To ensure your name appears on the meeting clearance list, please send your contact information in an e-mail to or call

CHP Special Projects Section at (916) 843-3370. Please notify the CHP of your interest no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.   A call-in feature will be available for use during the meeting, but capacity is limited to the first 50 persons. You are welcome to call in at 1-877-492-4764, passcode 502784#. Please be aware you will be asked to identify yourself at the start of the meeting.





The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is statutorily responsible for California's official motorcyclist safety and training program. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Sections 2930-2935, the CHP administers the CMSP through a primary contractor, currently Total Control Training Inc.  As of 2016, over 1,100,000 motorcycle riders have received training at one of the CMSP's many training sites since the program began in July 1987.

The CHP strongly encourages all motorcycle riders to sign up for the CMSP, which is administered by the CHP as California's official motorcycle safety and training program. The Program offers courses for new and experienced riders.


The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is a 15 hour course which includes 5-hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of actual riding. The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license. The CMSP also offers the Premier Program which is an extended MTC consisting of 7.5-hours of classroom and 13.5-hours of riding. The CHP and its partners encourage all riders to be life-long learners and seek additional training beyond the MTC and Premier programs.


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