The Washington Motorcycle Safety Program, (WMSP), a division within the Department of Licensing, has implemented numerous changes which will add steps and expense to getting your full 2-Wheel motorcycle endorsement after January 1st, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/mototesting.html.
The 16-hour Basic S/TEP program is designed to provide the beginning 3-wheel rider with knowledge, confidence, and 3-wheel driving skills—practiced in a safe controlled environment. Schedules are set over 2 or 2 1/2 days. Classroom sessions present text and lecture coupled with hands-on activities. Each classroom session is followed by time spent on the riding range practicing the new skills presented in the classroom. Under the direction of skilled instructors, each student is coached through maneuvers until both student and instructor are satisfied with the progress. Students are encouraged to use their own trike or sidecar (with proof of insurance) or ESC can provide the training rigs (sidecars, trikes or Spyder). Students will take a written and skills test during the course, the successful completion of this course enables riders to receive their Washington 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement with no further testing at the Washington DOL.
Note: If providing your own trike or sidecar you need to complete the T-CLOC form and bring it with you to class.
You must have an endorsement or instructional permit to legally ride your motorcycle to class or a testing session.
*Washington State subsidizes many of our classes for state residents.
Please have your driver’s license number and date of birth handy for subsidized class registrations. Additional classes have been added at the regular fee to meet demand. Other than price and availability, all classes are identical.