Secretary of State
Administering the Michigan Rider Education Program (Mi-REP) is an important aspect of the Michigan Department of State's traffic safety mission. Michigan's program uses safety standards established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to ensure consistent and comprehensive training. All motorcycle riders must take a knowledge test and successfully complete a motorcycle safety class or pass a rider skills test in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement: which is required to legally ride on public streets and highways. Successful completion of an approved course allows you to waive the rider skills test requirement. Courses are designed for novices and experienced riders. Persons who are required to complete a motorcycle rider safety training course include teens ages 16 and 17, and anyone 18 or older who has twice failed the rider skills test. The Mi-REP helps riders lay the foundation for the good judgment, skills and experience which are required for operating a motorcycle safely. Returning or experienced riders can also benefit from training by renewing or sharpening the skills necessary for safe motorcycling.