Snowmobile safety training

Certification required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. Snowmobile Safety patch

Youth Certification

ATTENTION: There are two options for Youth Snowmobile Safety certification. A ‘TRADITIONAL COURSE’ or an ‘ONLINE COURSE’. Both courses cover snowmobile safety, operation, and laws. You must complete one OR the other.

1) TRADITIONAL COURSE

  • Youth ages 11-15
  • Meets two or more times
  • Eight hours minimum classroom
  • Includes a riding performance course
  • Lead by trained volunteer instructors
  • Certificate becomes valid at age 12

Click here for a list of Traditional Snowmobile Safety classes in your area.

2) ONLINE COURSE

  • Youth ages 11-15
  • Complete one of the online courses:
  • Student attends a one day class room review and riding performance course*
  • Lead by trained volunteer instructors
  • Certificate becomes valid at age 12

*Find a Field Day/Riding Performance Course


Adult Certification (ages 16 and up)

Minnesota requires snowmobile certification by law for anyone born after December 31, 1976. Adult snowmobile safety certification is for snowmobile operators age 16 and over.

  • Complete one of the online courses:
  • Or may complete a Youth Snowmobile Certification class

The adult course is designed to show the student the most common causes for snowmobile accidents in Minnesota, and how to avoid becoming an accident statistic. Upon successful completion of the Online Snowmobile Safety Course, the student will complete self-certification procedures to print their Snowmobile Certificate.

For general information, please call (888) 646-6367, (651) 296-6157, or (800) 366-8917, or email your name and address to info.dnr@state.mn.us.

Snowmobile Laws and Regulations for Youth and Adults