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Leeward Community College's Workforce Development Office (OCEWD) is located on the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus, with ample free parking. We are on the city bus line, which makes it convenient to commute from anywhere on Oahu.


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(808) 455-0477
96-045 Ala Ike, Room CE 101, Pearl City, HI 96782

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Leeward Community College is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. UH’s COVID-19 policies apply to all of Leeward Community College’s Non-Credit students.

More information can be found on the University of Hawai’i, COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students FAQs page.

Course Number (TRAN8101)

students on motorcycles

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Hawaii edition is approved for use by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) for Motorcycle Rider Education. Upon successful completion of the course, qualified students who hold a State of Hawaii Class 2 Permit will be issued a licensing waiver.

Motorcycle program contact information:


Phone:  (808) 454-4746

Registration assistance:


Phone:  (808_ 455-0477

Fax:  (808) 453-6730


  • State of Hawaii Operators License Holders: The State Licensing Division is backlogged on appointments for permit testing. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you make an appointment to get a permit 
  • If you HAVE a motorcycle permit, you will be issued a licensing waiver upon completion.
  • If you DO-NOT-HAVE a permit, you will be provided instructions at the beginning of the course on how to obtain the licensing waiver after you obtain the permit.
  • Those Holding Out-of-State Operators Licenses PERMIT NOT REQUIRED -No HI Licensing waiver

Contact course coordinator for information regarding learning outcomes.

Something to keep in mind: You must be able to safely operate a 2 wheel single track vehicle (i.e. bicycle) in order to learn and accomplish the objectives of the BRC. If you are not able to advance you may discontinue the skills exercises at any time. For your safety and the safety of others you may be dismissed from attempting further exercises. No credit or refund will be issued for failure to meet minimum objectives.

1. Do I Need to obtain a motorcycle learners permit before attending the course?
The answer depends upon the current state that you are or intend to be licensed:

  • For those that hold a State of Hawaii driver’s license, OR intend to transfer their current license to a State of Hawaii License: YOU MUST OBTAIN A STATE OF HAWAII MOTORCYCLE LEARNERS PERMIT PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE. Hawaii Revised Statutes HRS 286-110 (c) requires a motorcycle permit prior to taking the state approved driver training.
  • For those that hold a valid driver’s license other than Hawaii, and do not intend to transfer their license to Hawaii: You are not required to obtain a learners permit, however, you will not be eligible for a licensing waiver after completion of the course. You will receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) completion card.

2. How soon can I start my class?
Classes fill fast, normally a 4 week lead time.

3. Do I need my own motorcycle?
No, the university provides motorcycles for students.

4. Do I have to know how to ride a motorcycle?
No, However you must be able to ride a bicycle.

5. How much does it cost?
The tuition is $260.

6. Can I register over the phone?
No. Registration can be done online with a credit card payment or you can walk in to the office during our regular office hours. You can also mail in a check or money order with the Non-Credit Registration form to:
Leeward Community College, OCEWD
96-045 Ala Ike, CE-101
Pearl City, HI  96782

7. What happens after I register?

  • If you registered by mail, fax or email, you will receive a receipt in the mail along with a list of what to bring and a campus map.
  • If you registered online, you will receive an email confirmation and an attachment of your receipt with a list of what to bring.

8. What kinds of motorcycles are used?
250cc and 125cc street bikes.

9. What happens during class?
The class is an intensive course designed to prepare you for the streets. It consists of both classroom and skills training.

10. How long are the classes?
Depends on class schedule and location. Total instruction time is 16 hours.

11. What kind of gear do I need to bring?
Students need to provide: Full fingered gloves, long sleeve shirt, long pants, high top shoes or boots that cover the ankle bone, D.O.T. certified full face or 3/4 helmet, Eye protection, Ample water or other liquids, and Snacks.

12. Does the class lead to a drivers license?
Individuals who have a valid motorcycle permit from the State of Hawaii and complete the course may be issued a form waiving the requirement for the HI skills test.

13. I am under 18 years old, what do I need before I take the course?
Those under 18 years old have additional requirement to both register for the course and to be issued a license waiver.

To Register:

  • You must have a valid Hawaii motorcycle issues at least 100 days prior to the start of the course
  • You will be required to have a parent/guardian sign the application form
  • On the first day of class you are required to have a parent/guardian present to sign the risk and release waiver

After completion:
Once you successfully complete the course, you will be given a log sheet, you must have a parent or guardian log your riding hours (40 hours minimum)  When the required hours are complete the parent/guardian must have the form notarized. You must have completed the classroom portion of the State of Hawaii recognized driver education program.

Bring the following documents to the OCEWD Office:

  • Driver education classroom completion card
  • Notarized riding log
  • Learners Permit
  • MSF completion card
  • Once verified you will be issued a licensing waiver​

14. What happens if I do not pass the course?
Students that fully complete but do not pass are provided an opportunity to retake the course on a space available basis.

15. Enrollment and Tuition are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Course Schedule

Online registration is for debit/credit card purchase only. For other payments, use Standard Registration.

Click on a course section below to see dates and to add to your cart. Course details and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.


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