Motorcycle Rider ProgramSouthern Illinois University Carbondale
Becoming an Instructor
The SIUC Motorcycle Rider Program is looking for a few service oriented men and women to join our part-time staff of motorcycle safety education instructors. The level of responsibility is high but the satisfaction of assisting other people as they improve their mental skills, physical coordination, and life saving driving strategies is extremely rewarding!
Approximately ninety experienced motorcyclists are currently employed by the SIUC Motorcycle Rider Program in one of the largest motorcycle safety programs in the United States. Most of our instructors are "veteran" motorcyclists who have been actively involved in rider education for many years. All of them have completed the Instructor Preparation Course and maintain current certification credentials through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
SIUC selectively accepts applications for enrollment in the Instructor Preparation Course and Certification Program from individuals who:
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills,
- Have excellent social skills with a strong interest in helping other people,
- Have an Illinois class "M" motorcycle operators license or equivalent from another state,
- Have completed the Basic Rider Course
- Currently operate a motorcycle on a frequent basis, and
- Have a clean driving record with no possibility for license suspension or revocation.
- A riding skills test to demonstrate riding proficiency,
- An 80+ hour classroom/riding instruction course conducted by certified chief instructors,
- A written knowledge test of the course curriculum and other highway safety issues,
- A student teaching evaluation phase to demonstrate communication abilities and proficiency at evaluating and coaching novice students, and
- Sign an Instructor Rules of Professional Conduct form.
- Attend annual refresher courses, and
- Maintain a basic first-aid certification.
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