- Earn a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate
- Take a theory test
- Take a “hazard perception” test
- Take an on-the-bike test on a closed course
- Take an on-the-bike test on the open road, being followed by an examiner who issued instructions via radio road
Just the process of earning my CBT was more intensive than the Basic Rider Course I had taken as a teenager in Minnesota. When I took that BRC, I was in a group of 14 people under the direction of a single instructor. The group never left the safety of a YMCA parking lot. But at the end of the day I left with a license endorsement that meant I could go out and buy any size bike I wanted.