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Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is the State agency with the mission of making highways safe through service, education, and enforcement. The agency is responsible for granting driver licenses, facilitating the registration and title of automobiles, mobile homes, and boats, and providing assistance through the Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida Rider Training Program

The Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP), administered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, has the objective of providing motorcyclists the knowledge and skills necessary to ride safely on streets and highways. Effective July 1, 2008, completion of this program is mandatory in order to have a motorcycle endorsement added to a rider’s license. The FRTP uses a curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. FRTP course providers throughout the State offer a 15-hour MSF Basic RiderCourse (BRC), which provides an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling.

Motorcycle Rider Education and Endorsements

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is a not-for-profit organization that is a developer of internationally recognized motorcycle rider education and training curricula. The main training program of the MSF is the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (MSF RETS). RETS is designed to promote lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and continuous professional development for certified RiderCoaches and other trainers. MSF is also active in government relations, safety research, public awareness campaigns, and the provision of technical assistance for state training and licensing programs.