Education and Safety Information and Training

ATV safety training requirements

Effective July 1, 2017, youth ages 6 through 15 must complete the following: (the fee for the online course $29.50)
- OR - (the fee for the online course $29.95 *Family/group pricing available)

The Hands-On training includes:  Student must meet Fit Requirements; Basic ATV operation, protecting the environment, common ATV parts and controls, MN rules and laws, responsible ATV riding skills for trail riding, and practicing/demonstrating skills on an ATV course. Student must be fitted to the ATV they will be operating.

Students can print their ATV Safety Certificate from the DNR website after passing the Hands-On class. Instructions provided during class (includes DNR fee of $10). The ATV Certificate becomes valid at age 12.

ATV training requirement for Age 16 and older

Anyone born after July 1, 1987, and who is 16 years or older can complete one of the ATV safety online courses and pay all necessary fees online to meet certification requirements. Not required to attend the ATV safety Hands-On class.

Alternate ATV safety training

Proof of completion of the ATV Rider Course offered by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute is adequate to meet the safety certificate requirements. The fee for the course is $55.

Find (and sort) more courses on the DNR Safety Training Calendar!


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