ATV Safety Training

An important part of ATV Minnesota’s Mission is: “Promote the safe use of ATVs and partner in the ATV adult and youth rider safety training program in Minnesota.” We and our member ATV clubs do that by partnering with the Minnesota DNR on safety programs, keeping ATV riders informed on the latest regulations, as well as promoting projects created by ATV clubs around the state, and safety training and riding tips provided by national organizations.


Youth ATV Safety Training   

Learn More Here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/atv/index.html 

Ages 10 – 15:

Youth ages 10 – 15 first complete the ATV Safety Online Course at ATVcourse.com (link is external) (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. 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 (link is external) (and pay all necessary fees online) to meet certification requirements. Not required to attend the ATV safety Hands-On class.