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Effective date of original law: February 24, 1995

Ultimate Program Responsibility
Department of Transportation
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
Phone: 307-777-4375

Day-to-Day Administration
Susie McHenry
Highway Safety
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
Phone: 307-777-4874
Fax: 307-777-4250

Program Administration
Legislative Provisions

  • Source of funding: Motorcycle registration ($7) and
    motorcycle license ($3)
  • Stipulated use of funds: To administer and implement programs, including defraying expenses of offering rider training courses either directly or by contract

Relationship Among Various Programs

  • N/A

Collection of Rider Training and Licensing Data

  • Agency responsible for collecting rider training data:
  • Agency responsible for collecting licensing data: N/A
  • Data available in electronic format: N/A
  • Link between crash, licensing, and rider education data: N/A

Rider Education
Training Delivery

  • Months of instruction: N/A
  • Number of instruction sites: N/A
  • Types of providers: N/A

Operations and Participant Characteristics

  • Courses offered: N/A
  • Students enrolled: N/A
  • No-shows or registration refunds: N/A
  • Time until course reaches capacity: N/A
  • Average waiting period to take course: N/A
  • Students on waiting list: N/A

Program Funding and Expenditures

  • Annual budget: $150,000
  • Source of Federal funds: N/A
  • Average cost to State to educate rider: N/A
  • Course tuition charged to novice rider: $15 in-State, $100 out-of-State
  • Course tuition charged to experienced rider: $15
  • Special fees in addition to course fees: N/A


  • Approved curricula: MRC:RSS
    and ERC
  • Advisory committee: N/A
  • Curricula approved by:
    Department of Transportation
  • Process to modify curricula: N/A
  • Data collected for modifications: N/A
  • Validation process for modifications: N/A

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Instructor Selection, Training, and Evaluation

  • Program provides Instructor training and approval. Standards for Instructor training and approval must meet or exceed the national standards. An Instructor must have a current valid certification from the MSF or other nationally recognized certifying body.

Profile of Instructors

  • Certified Instructors/RiderCoaches: N/A
  • Chief Instructors/RiderCoach Trainers: N/A
  • Instructor candidates in 2001: N/A
  • Percentage of successful Instructor candidates: N/A
  • Instructor demographics: N/A
  • Reciprocity for Instructors trained in other States: N/A

Quality Control Procedures

  • N/A

Program Evaluation

  • N/A

Licensing Requirements

  • $23 issuance fee
  • Successful completion of
    eye exam
  • Successful completion of knowledge exam
  • Valid for 90 days (or for 1 year if skills exam is passed)


  • $23 endorsement fee and $18 renewal fee
  • Rider must be 16 with or without successful completion of a rider education program.
  • Motorcycle endorsement must be renewed every 4 years.

Operator Licensing
Testing and Training Responsibilities

  • Testing agency: Department of Transportation
  • Third-party testing: Yes
  • Agency responsible for training examiners: N/A

Knowledge and Skills Tests Used

  • Primary knowledge test used: MSF
  • Skills test used: Alternate MOST


  • Rider education waiver: Skills
  • Reciprocity for rider education completed in
    another State:
  • Reciprocal license waivers: Yes

Operator and Vehicle Characteristics

  • Motorcycle operators licensed: 40,064
  • Registered motorcycles: 14,437
  • New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: N/A
  • Operators licensed without rider education: N/A
  • Operators without license or proper endorsement: N/A

Motorcyclist Licensing System

  • Graduated licensing: None
  • Tiered licensing: None

Public Information and Education

  • Operator’s manual used: Motorcycle Operator’s Manual
  • Annual budget for public information and education: N/A