ATV safety training requirements

Ages 10 – 15:

  • Youth ages 10 – 15 first complete the ATV Safety Online Course at ATVcourse.com (course fee is $24.95).
     
  • Next, attend a Hands-on Safety class:  Students ages 10- 15 must register for a Hands-On ATV Safety Training class located on our Class Calendar (below).  A fee may be collected by the instructor.

    o 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. *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 are provided during class (includes DNR fee of $10). The ATV Certificate becomes valid at age 12. 

Ages 16 and older

Anyone born after July 1, 1987, or who is 16 years or older can complete the ATV safety online course at ATVcourse.com (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.

Are you a parent of a child 6 – 9 years old?

Youth ages 6 – 9 years of age may complete the free study guide at ATV Free Study Guide

  • Free course designed to provide 6 –9 year olds with introductory and basic ATV safety information.
  • No riding performance course offered with this course. 
  • No certification upon completion of the study guide course.

Courses

To view detailed information about a class or field day, click on its title.

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DateTitleLocationCounty
04/18/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class ElginWabasha
04/18/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Grand RapidsItasca
04/18/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class McGrathAitkin
04/18/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class East Bethel ** FULL**Anoka
04/19/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Newfolden**FULL**Marshall
04/19/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Prior LakeScott
04/19/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class MotleyCass
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class PierzMorrison
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class BoveyItasca
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WrenshallCarlton
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WillmarKandiyohi
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class ProctorSt. Louis
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Moose LakeCarlton
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WinthropSibley
04/25/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class SlaytonMurray
04/26/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WinthropSibley
05/02/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class RoyaltonMorrison
05/02/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class BigforkItasca
05/03/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class TracyLyon
05/03/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Wadena **FULL**Wadena
05/09/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WinnebagoFaribault
05/09/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class RussellLyon
05/09/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WindomCottonwood
05/16/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class RushfordFillmore
05/16/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Detroit LakesBecker
05/16/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class RooseveltRoseau
05/23/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class EmilyCrow Wing
05/23/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class TamarackAitkin
05/31/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class ~ PM Lindstrom ~ PMChisago
05/31/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class ~ AM Lindstrom ~ AMChisago
05/31/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class AlexandriaDouglas
06/06/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class PalisadeAitkin
06/13/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Grand RapidsItasca
06/13/20ATV Safety Online Field Day ClassFarmingtonDakota
06/14/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class FarmingtonDakota
06/20/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class MotleyCass
06/28/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class LafayetteNicollet
07/18/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class Grand RapidsItasca
08/15/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class WalkerCass
08/16/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class NicolletNicollet
08/22/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class FarmingtonDakota
08/23/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class FarmingtonDakota
09/19/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class RushfordFillmore
10/17/20ATV Safety Online Field Day Class New UlmBrown