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Becoming an Instructor for the PA Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) is a rewarding profession that gives you the opportunity to hone your skills as a rider, while providing high quality motorcycle training to the residents of Pennsylvania. The PAMSP has more than 60 training locations around the state, giving Instructors the opportunity to travel and teach at other sites around the state, all while getting paid to do what we love-ride motorcycles!

There are opportunities for Instructors with PAMSP to support the program in ways other than teaching riding clinics. PAMSP attends multiple special events throughout the year; speaking to motorcyclists at group/club meetings, attending open houses, bike nights, various rallies, health and safety fairs, charity rides and more. Supporting events like these is huge way for PAMSP to be out where the riders are to answer any questions that may arise, encourage and assist riders in signing up for training, recruit new instructors for the program and more. Besides the travel opportunities to get out to the public, there are other added benefits to becoming an Instructor such as improved communication and riding skills.

Once a year, Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are held. These workshops are for Instructors only and include several opportunities to improve your skills as an Instructor and as a rider. Along with classroom setting activities, there are also opportunities for Instructors to ride on a closed circuit and receive feedback to improve their riding skills.

Instructor Training

Here at PAMSP, we take pride in providing high quality Instructors for the citizens of Pennsylvania. Once you apply to become an Instructor and the application is processed, materials will be sent out for review and pre-course assignments before the training starts. Materials include an Instructor Manual, range cards and multiple links that have access to training videos and classroom observations. Reviewing these links and reading ahead in the Instructor Manual will help prepare you for the training to come.

The Instructor Training can be done over 2 different schedules; one schedule being 7 consecutive days or it can be broken into 2 weekends that cover Thursday evening through Sunday. The training includes learning how to facilitate the classroom as well as conduct the range exercises. Once the classroom and range portions are learned, Instructor Candidates will complete their training by teaching a live class with students and then shadow a mentor or more experienced Instructor for class or two until ready to facilitate a class on their own.

Instructor Training Opportunities

There are multiple Instructor Training dates on the calendar for 2019 already. New Instructor training opportunities will be taking place at the following locations:
January and February: Valley Forge Turnpike Rest Stop, Blackmansí Cycle Center in Emmaus, Luzerne County Community College and Classic Harley Davidson in Leesport, Farm Show/Lancaster Public Safety Training Center, Clearfield and Penn College/PennDOT Linden in Williamsport.

March and April: CCAC Boyce in Monroeville, Johnstown Quality Inn in Johnstown, Clarion University in Clarion, Valley Forge Turnpike Rest Stop, Blackmanís Cycle Center in Emmaus, Luzerene County Community College, Classic Harley Davidson in Leesport, Farm Show/Lancaster Public Safety Training Center, Clearfield and Penn College/PennDOT Linden in Willamsport.

May and June: CCAC Boyce in Monroeville, Johnstown Quality Inn in Johnstown, Clarion University in Clarion, Penn College/PennDOT Linden in Williamsport.

Do not let your perceived lack of experience keep you from becoming an Instructor. Our Instructor Trainers meet you at your skill level and develop and grow your riding skills and abilities. The most passionate of our current Instructors not only teach the clinics, but have also taken the clinics as students to better themselves and find the position to be very rewarding.

What are you waiting for? Contact PAMSP today and learn more about becoming an Instructor today. If interested in becoming an Instructor or if you have more questions you would like answered, please contact Deb Lucas at, Christine Cossios at, or you can call the office at 1-800-845-9533.

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