Anyone born after July 1, 1987, and who is 16 years or older are required to complete online MN ATV Safety online class before operating an ATV on public lands, frozen waters, public road rights-of-way, or state or grant- in-aid trails.
Youth ages 11 through 15 must complete the MN ATV Safety online course before signing up for a Hands-On ATV class. ATV safety certification is required for all ATV operators age 12 and older who were born after July 1, 1987.
Two steps to complete ATV Safety Certification for youth under age 16:
The Hands-On training includes: 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.
Students can print their ATV Safety Certificate from the DNR website after passing the Hands-On class. Instructions provided during class. DNR fee is $10.
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.
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!
Click on the course name for details.