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Requirements / Facts

Secure ID New Documentation requirements effective July 1, 2012. For complete details go to www.dds.ga.gov/secureid/.

  1. These classes are demanding, both physically and mentally. Motorcycling is not for everyone.
  2. You must attend ALL class sessions. All classes start PROMPTLY at the indicated times. We are not able to accommodate students that arrive late for any session. There are NO refunds.
  3. Students failing to show up for class will be required to reschedule and repay the registration fee if they desire to take the class. There are NO refunds.
  4. Students that do not complete the class will be required to repay the registration fee to enroll in a future class. Students failing the course will also be required to repay the registration fee if they desire to enroll in a future class. There are NO refunds.
  5. Class hours may be extended or adjusted during any course session. We ask that you do not commit to any other appointments on the days or evenings of scheduled classes.
  6. Successful completion of the Basic Course requires you to pass a written test and an on-cycle skills test.
  7. To complete the Experienced Course, you must provide your own motorcycle and all of the necessary riding apparel. You must bring your motorcycle, proof of ownership, and proof of insurance. A motorcycle safety inspection (performed by the Coach at the training site) will be required prior to riding in class.
  8. Successful completion of a course may entitle a graduate to a 90-day License Waiver from the Department of Driver Services motorcycle license written examination and road test. It does not waive the vision test or any licensing fees. Secure ID required documentation is needed to complete licensing.
  9. The following clothing requirements are the responsibility of EACH student and MUST be worn during the conduct of ALL range riding sessions (Motorcycles and helmets are only provided for the Basic Course):
    • A DOT approved helmet.
    • Eye protection (face-shield, goggles, etc.).
    • Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather).
    • Over-the-ankle boots (high-top tennis shoes or athletic styled shoes are not allowed).
    • A long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
    • Long pants (no holes and not torn).
  10. Students under the age of 18 that successfully complete the Basic Course earn a 90-day License Waiver. However, to get their license, the student must be at least 17 years of age before the 90-day waiver expires. They must also comply with the requirements of Joshua's Law.
  11. Students under the age of 18 MUST have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to the first class meeting to sign a waiver form. Students under the age of 18 will NOT be allowed to attend unless a parent or legal guardian is present at the first classroom session (NO EXCEPTIONS)!
  12. A parent or guardian MUST accompany any student under the age of 18 to the first class meeting to sign a waiver form. Students under the age of eighteen will NOT be allowed to attend the course unless a parent or legal guardian is present the first class session (NO EXCEPTIONS)!

Registration

When you register and pay for your class, it means you have reserved a seat in a specific class. You are expected to be at your class for those dates and times. Your registration and course fee does not give you a seat in future classes, it does not add your name to a new roster nor does it reschedule you into another date if you should miss or be late for any part of your original course. It is your responsibility to make sure you arrive where you need to be.

No Refunds / No Rescheduling

When you register and pay for your class, it means you have reserved a seat in a specific class. You are expected to be at your class for those dates and times.

Your registration and course fee does not give you a seat in future classes, it does not add your name to a new roster nor does it reschedule you into another date if you should miss or be late for any part of your original course. It is your responsibility to make sure you arrive where you need to be.

Due to increasing demand for courses, we cannot issue refunds nor can we reschedule you into another course. You may cancel or reschedule, without penalty, up to 14 calendar days before your class starts. There are NO refunds and NO rescheduling after this grace period.

If you miss or are late for any session, you will NOT be allowed to continue in the class and you will NOT be issued a refund nor rescheduled.

Attendance/Lateness

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before a class starts. Because seats are limited and we have a waiting list of students, we cannot make exceptions for lateness or no-shows.

You must attend all sessions

  • Failure to attend any portion of a course session results in being dropped from the course. No Refunds
  • There are no make-up classes, nor is there time to review missed material.
  • Classes start promptly, it is your responsibility to be on time. Being late to the start of any portion of the course, results in being dropped from the course. No Refunds
  • Due to variables beyond our control, such as weather, some course times may need to be extended. Allow additional time in your course schedule in case a session runs later than scheduled.
  • Class hours may be extended or adjusted during any session. We ask that you do not commit to any other appointments on the days or evenings of your scheduled classes.

Cancellations

Construction, site emergencies, or unforeseen conflicts at our sites may require us to reschedule or cancel a course. In these extreme cases, we will make a reasonable attempt to find alternative meeting times, dates and/or locations for affected students but cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate everyone. If GMSP cancels or reschedules your course, you may choose to reschedule or receive a refund.

Minors (Under the age of 18)

Students under the age of 18 that successfully complete the Basic Course earn a 90-day License Waiver. However, to get their license, the student must be at least 17 years of age before the 90-day waiver expires. They must also comply with the requirements of Joshua's Law.

Students under the age of 18 MUST have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to the first class meeting to sign a waiver form. Students under the age of 18 will NOT be allowed to attend unless a parent or legal guardian is present at the first classroom session (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Weather

  • Dress for weather conditions
  • We rarely cancel a course because of weather

Riding Gear

You will not be permitted to participate in the course unless you wear:

  • Sturdy, over-the-ankle boots (no sneakers)
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Bandana (no offensive verbiage or images)
  • We suggest you bring water, snacks, sunscreen

GMSP provides

  • Helmet, Face shield and Motorcycle (for Basic Course)

Motorcycling is Not for Everyone

Motorcycling is not for everyone. Some students may discover this for themselves during the course. At other times, struggling or uncertain students may be counseled out and unable to continue in the riding sessions. They are welcome to finish the classroom portions with the understanding that they will not receive a class completion card or a license waiver.

GMSP trained Coaches are required to maintain the safety of all participants. Any student creating an unsafe condition, as determined by the Coaches, will not be allowed to continue in the course.

There are NO refunds or reschedules available for non-completion of the course.