The GMSP Basic Course is an introductory course intended for a new rider with little or no experience (although some veteran riders have found that they learned more than expected). Motorcycles are provided for on-cycle training. Successful Graduates receive a 90-day waiver of the Department of Driver Services’ written test and on-cycle license test (you still have to pass the vision test and pay any other fees).
- Successful graduates earn a 90-day License Waiver. The DDS waives the written and riding portions of your Motorcycle License application for 90 days from the completion date of your course.
- Besides learning how to ride, graduates may be entitled to receive an insurance discount on their motorcycle insurance (check with your insurance agent for specific details.)
- DDS will waive both the written and riding portions of your Motorcycle License application for the first 90 days if you pass the course.
- You don't need to own (or borrow) a bike to get your license!
- Learn how to enjoy yourself more when you ride.
- Meet new friends.
To successfully graduate, students must attend all sessions, be on time for all sessions, get 80% or better on a written evaluation and pass an on-cycle skills evaluation.
This introductory course requires no experience, but be aware that motorcycling is not for everyone. Students may progress at different paces but may not be able to successfully complete the course or they may be counseled out because of safety concerns.
When on the training motorcycles, all students must wear appropriate riding gear. For safety reasons we require each student to wear a DOT approved helmet (we can provide one), long sleeve shirt or jacket, denim jeans or heavy pants (not excessively baggy), over the ankle boots (please make sure they are not fashion boots with heels), full fingered gloves, eye protection.
Failure to wear the appropriate riding gear will result in being dropped from the class. There are NO refunds.
In order to participate, GMSP requires every student to be prepared; specifically you must:
- Provide a signed waiver.
- Bring a parent or legal guardian to the first session if you are under the age of 18.
- Wear a DOT approved helmet (faceshield, goggles, or glasses)
- Wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather
- Wear long sleeved shirts or jackets
- Wear sturdy pants (no shorts)
- Wear boots that cover your ankles
- Be in a proper state of mind
If a student is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian MUST accompany the student 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).
Students under the age of 18 that successfully complete the Basic Course earn the 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.
All GMSP Training Sites loan helmets if you do not have one. Since class is conducted in ALL weather conditions (except for extreme weather), you are advised to bring:
- Wet weather gear (rain jackets, rain pants, etc.)
- Cold weather gear (warm jackets, sweaters, etc.)
- Water or other non-alcoholic beverages
- Lunch/snacks as necessary
Please note that any unsafe acts will result in dismissal of the student.
Register online or call 678-413-8400 (Metro Atlanta) or 1-866-754-3687 (Outside Atlanta).