CMSP Instructors are trained based on instructor staffing needs statewide. Sponsorship requires that an individual demonstrate proficiency, reliability, commitment and ethics commensurate with the standards set by the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and the training site.

Most sites require anyone seeking sponsorship to first shadow a CMSP-Certified Instructor. Range Assistant’s support Certified Instructors in duties including preparing the range for class, setting up range exercises and other non-instructional duties. Familiarization with exercises, path of travel for each exercise, and observing instructors demonstrating exercises and techniques are all integral parts of the development of an applicant. For information on becoming a Range Assistant contact your nearest CMSP training site.

Additional information about becoming a CMSP-Certified Instructor

Successful graduates receive California Certification to conduct the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) and/or CMSP Premier Motorcyclist Training Course (PMTC).

About the Instructor Training

The Instructor Training (IT) is an intensive 7-day, 60-hour training course that you will need to complete for consideration:

  • CMSP IT Application including notification of Sponsorship from a current CMSP training site.
  • Driving record check
  • Background check (Live Scan DOJ and FBI) - click here to obtain a Live Scan form.
  • Non-refundable $495 (price subject to change) fee due when selected to attend a CMSP IT.

The following minimum qualifications must be met to be considered:

  • Possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  • Own a street-legal motorcycle and operate it on a regular basis.
  • Licensed driver for 5 years and have a current motorcycle endorsement.
  • Agree to abide by CMSP Instructor Standards.
  • Able to attend the Instructor Training (IT).
  • Able to complete the Yearly Mandatory Online Update.
  • Available to teach a minimum of 6 courses over two years.
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