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Police Motorcycle Instructor   

This course is intended for the police motorcycle officer responsible for motorcycle training within an agency. It will also assist you in upgrading your department's current motorcycle training program.

You will participate in skill developing exercises during the first week of instruction. You will then learn how to set-up programs in your department which will ensure that only the most capable officers are assigned to the motorcycle unit.

Prior to successful completion of the course, each instructor candidate will be evaluated on a timed obstacle course. In addition, you will participate in extended rides where you will be exposed to several different riding situations. Tactical shooting situations will be practiced and special problems in police motorcycle use will be addressed.

In addition, you will learn skills necessary to improve your peak performance in critical motorcycle operations such as alarm/stress response, tactical breathing, heart rate variability and visualization techniques.

You will be given special projects involving range layout, scheduling and setting-up a departmental training program. Instructor techniques will be discussed and a unit of instruction will be conducted which will be critiqued by the IPTM staff.

The course is designed for the operator of a two-wheel motorcycle with a minimum displacement of 500 cc.


Current motorcycle officers and academy instructors

This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel.

Course Length

80 hours


You must be a good and current rider. You must have a motorcycle driver's license endorsement, if required by resident state. You must have successfully completed a certified police motorcycle rider course, or its equivalent, given by an approved police motorcycle instructor.

What to Bring


  • Your department-issued motorcycle, currently assigned to you, or a similar motorcycle approved by IPTM for range and street riding exercises. The bike should be in good condition and have a pre-course maintenance check.
  • On-duty weapon, holster rig and one dress uniform
  • Rain gear
  • Boots that cover your ankle or dress boots
  • Riding gloves
  • Light or heavy jacket (depending on weather)
  • Eyes and ears protection
  • Eye protection/sunglasses
  • Approved helmet
  • Ample supply of jeans/casual wear
  • Body armor (vest)
  • Four hundred (400) rounds of ammunition. One hundred (100) of which should be frangible rounds. If you or your agency is unable to provide frangible rounds, bring what you normally use in firearms training.


  • Athletic cup for protection


You will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility.

Related Courses

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Excellent instructors. They were on point with the lectures and hands-on approach. This course has taken me to the next level on becoming an instructor.” – Ofc. R.D.
  • “This course had a good balance of riding and teaching which allowed improvements in both.” – Dep. D.P.
  • “The instructors were very knowledgeable on the course and gave me the confidence to teach future motor officers.” – Dep. G.B.
  • “All instructors were amazing! Their enthusiasm truly enhanced the learning experience! Great team.” – Tpr. M.D.
  • “This course opened my eyes to the details of instructing. I benefited from everything this course offered. The instructors were excellent.” – Master P.O. R.P.
  • "Can't wait to teach what I've learned from all of the instructors!" – Dep. Sheriff D.B.
  • "This course was well rounded and very beneficial. I will never forget my experience here." – Inv. R.M.


Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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