Be a STAR

BECOMING A MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

Sharing the Joy of Motorcycling

Let's face it - we ride because we have a passion for the sport; the freedom of the road - the sounds, the sights, the skill and attention that it demands. You can share your enthusiasm and give something back to motorcycling by becoming a STAR rider training Instructor. Every year new riders from across the state enter the sport. These future riders depend upon the instruction and guidance of trained Instructors - and you could be one of them!

Learn New Skills

Idaho STAR's Instructor training program will prepare you to step into the classroom and on to the range with confidence and skill. During Instructor training you'll learn how to evaluate and coach your students, both in the classroom and on the range. You will also learn techniques for successfully managing classroom discussion, and most importantly, student safety. In addition to helping others develop their skills, our Instructors frequently experience improvement in their own riding skills.


While most Instructors teach for the love of the sport and the desire to give something back, STAR motorcycle safety instructors are paid for the valuable services they provide.

Minimum Qualifications for Becoming a STAR Instructor

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    Possess a strong desire to provide a needed service to the motorcycle community (give something back)
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    Be in good health (because of the physical demands of the work)
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    Possess riding skills sufficient to pass a skills evaluation
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    A clean driving record:

    • No fatality involved traffic accident resulting in conviction for any moving traffic violation
    • No conviction for driving while driver's license is revoked or suspended
    • Have no more than one moving violation within any 12-month period

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    Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED)
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    Must be at least 18 years of age
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    Have completed a STAR course within the past year
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    The first step in becoming a STAR Instructor is reading through and understanding the following material. When you've completed all the steps, you'll have the option of going to our online application.

Expectations/Requirements for STAR Instructors

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    Model safe riding behaviors - Instructors are expected to wear appropriate riding gear (DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, full length pants, full finger gloves and footwear that covers the ankles) in personal riding as well as on the range.
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    Maintain skills to effectively demonstrate exercises - We expect our Instructors to spend the appropriate time practicing so they can demonstrate good riding technique to the students.
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    Attend update training at least one time every year
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    Follow STAR approved curriculum; comply with policies and procedures
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    Maintain a good driving record

The Next Step

If you are interested in becoming a member of the STAR program, please click on the button below and fill out the Instructor Candidate application. Clicking on the button below signifies that you have read through this introductory material and are interested in becoming an Idaho STAR Instructor Candidate. You are also acknowledging that filling out an application does not guarantee you a seat in the Instructor training workshops.

  • Course Information

    Idaho STAR courses are designed to challenge every level of rider so they can become safer on the road. Click on a course name to learn more about each course to find the one that is right for you.