The University of Illinois 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!
Over one hundred experienced motorcyclists are currently employed
by the University of Illinois 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.
The University of Illinois selectively accepts applications
for enrollment in the Instructor Preparation Course and Certification
Program from individuals who:
- Are at least eighteen years of age,
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills,
- Have excellent social skills with a strong interest in helping
- Have an Illinois class "M" motorcycle operators
license or equivalent from another state,
- Have completed a Rider Course,
- Currently operate a motorcycle on a frequent basis, and
- Have a clean driving record with no possibility for license
suspension or revocation.
Individuals accepted into the Instructor Training Course must
- 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,
- Sign an Instructor Rules of Professional Conduct form.
Once certified, an instructor must:
- Attend annual refresher courses
- Teach enough courses to maintain certification, and
- Maintain first-aid certification.
Because certain areas of our training region are understaffed
and enrollment in these courses is limited, we reserve the right
to select course candidates geographically.