About Compulsory basic training (CBT) for motorbikes and mopeds
Compulsory basic training (CBT) is legally required for anyone wishing to ride a motorcycle or moped on public roads. The CBT course is not an exam. It is a course of training that you are required to complete satisfactorily.
All learner riders who want to ride a moped or a light motorcycle, and who received their provisional licence after 1 September 1997, must complete the compulsory basic training (CBT) course.
If you have been disqualified from riding a heavy motorcycle, you must take a CBT course if you want to renew your licence.
If you are a car driver and your full licence entitles you to ride a 50cc moped, then you can use your car licence to complete the CBT on a moped up to 50cc. You do not need a provisional licence and do not need to display a plate.
The course is specifically designed for novice riders to provide them with the machine handling, road awareness and maintenance skills necessary for safe riding. Previous experience is not necessary.
The Jersey School of Motorcycling website
How to book a course
You can book a course by completing an application form. These are available from:
- parish halls
- all motorcycle dealers
CBT Application Form
The course takes place at weekends and is run by the Jersey School of Motorcycling Ltd.
Validity of CBT in the UK or Guernsey in Jersey
If you are riding with a UK (or Guernsey) CBT certificate you are riding illegally. You must take the CBT in Jersey to ride legally.
Taking your theory test before the CBT course
As long as you have your provisional motorcycle licence. You will find that this will help a great deal when you come to do your CBT course.