ATV safety training

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Requirements for Youth

  • ATV safety training is available to youth ages 11 to 15. (Certificate is valid when student turns 12 years of age. )
  • Must complete the ATV training course and attend an instructor-led classroom review and operator course (see Classes listed below). Each student is required to demonstrate their operating skills within a closed course on a standard style ATV (straddle seat, handlebar steering) that they 'fit'.

Youth must fulfill the following ATV course components:

  1. Complete the ATV Course online at: http://offroad-ed.com/minnesota/ (the fee for the online course $29.50)
  2. Youth must complete a field operating class: Register for an ATV Safety Training class - see the Check currently scheduled classes. A fee of up to $10.00 may be collected by the instructor for any fees they incur to conduct the class. A DNR fee of $10.00 is paid when the student completes the DNR online self-certification and prints the Certificate.

Students who complete the ATV course are able to operate ATVs of any size with these restrictions:

  • You must "fit" the machine
  • You may make a direct crossing of a public road right-of-way or operate on state lands and frozen waters only if you are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who has a valid drivers' license.
  • You may operate on the bank, slope, or ditch of a public road right-of-way with a valid ATV Safety Certificate when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Ages 16 and Older:

Effective January 1, 2006, anyone who operates an ATV and is born after July 1, 1987 must complete the ATV Training Course before operating an ATV. Certification may be obtained by any of the following:

Classes

General Information

ATV Laws and Regulations for Youth and Adults

For additional class information or local instructor contacts, please check the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota website at www.atvam.org This link leads to an external site..

For general information on ATV safety training call (888) 646-6367 or (651) 296-6157.

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


Courses

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09/05/15

Fairmont

Martin County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/12/15

McGrath

Aitkin County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/12/15

Nevis, MN

Hubbard County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/19/15

Detroit Lakes

Becker County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/19/15

Willmar

Kandiyohi County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/26/15

Wilson

Winona County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/26/15

Cloquet

Carlton County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/26/15

Anoka

Anoka County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/26/15

Park Rapids

Becker County

ATV Safety Training Class

09/27/15

New Ulm

Brown County

ATV Safety Training Class

10/03/15

Buffalo

Wright County

ATV Safety Training Class

10/10/15

Isanti

Isanti County

ATV Safety Training Class

10/17/15

Anoka

Anoka County

ATV Safety Training Class

10/17/15

Walker

Cass County

ATV Safety Training Class

10/31/15

Twig

St. Louis County

ATV Safety Training Class