Enhanced Skills Courses - Important Information

Enhanced Skills courses are designed to advance your knowledge and skill in targeted focus areas. These courses are for fully-endorsed riders and do not qualify as DMV Skills Test waiver courses.

You must provide your own motorcycle/scooter (see section below); however, we do provide DOT-compliant helmets if needed. Please arrive 15 minutes early. You must be on time for to participate in the course. Bring snacks; lunch, if desired* (you’ll have 1 hour); and beverages. Water will be available.

Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances. You must come prepared to ride with the following riding gear (no exceptions!):

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    Full-fingered sturdy gloves, preferably leather
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    Over-the-ankle footwear
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    Long sleeve shirt; a weather-appropriate jacket is preferred and is REQUIRED for the Enhanced Control Skills
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    Long pants, preferably jeans or leathers
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    Personal DOT approved 3/4 or full-faced helmet.
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    Eye protection (helmet visor, goggles, or sunglasses will suffice)
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    Rain gear, we ride during wet weather!
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    Bring your driver's license

If you are not allowed to continue because you do not have appropriate gear as defined above, your full tuition will be forfeited. You MUST provide your own motorcycle for this class. There is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class.

All personally owned motorcycles/scooters must be street legal and in safe operating condition. The Instructor will inspect your vehicle to ensure compliance. A Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist inspection form is available to help you prepare for the class. While the Instructor will not check all items, the Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist is an excellent tool to ensure your vehicle is in safe operating condition. Straight pipes or excessively loud bikes are NOT allowed and will be determined appropriate at the discretion of the Instructor. Tuition will not be refunded if your vehicle does not pass or if mechanical issues/failure prevent you from completing the course.

You must bring current proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the motorcycle/scooter used in training. If the registration and/or insurance are not in your name, you must bring written permission from the owner allowing you to use the vehicle during the class.

A motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license is required for STAR Enhanced Skills courses.

If you are under 18 years of age, a waiver must be signed by your parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian can stop by the Idaho STAR main office in Boise and sign paperwork before class, OR they may come to the beginning of class to sign the necessary paperwork. Another option is for you to print the waiver and have your parent or guardian take both pages to be notarized prior to the class, then bring the notarized waiver to class with you. You will not be allowed to ride in the course until the Instructor has an acceptable waiver on file. If you are not allowed to continue for this reason, your full tuition will be forfeited.

  • 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.

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