Hands On ATV Training Courses

The ATV RiderCourse is two parts, a 2 hour online e-Course and a hands-on, 2-2.5 hour s-Course conducted by licensed ATV Safety Institute Instructors. The e-Course develops safety knowledge and awareness through interactive activities and video. The course covers protective gear (like DOT-compliant ATV helmets), environmental concerns, riding strategies, and local laws and is a pre-requisite for the hands-on s-Course. The s-Course offers students an opportunity to practice basic riding skills in a controlled environment under the supervision of a licensed Instructor.

Students practice basic safety techniques with hands-on exercises covering starting and stopping, turning (both gradual and quick), negotiating hills, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding over obstacles. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety implications relating to each lesson.

ATV safety course in action

ATV RiderCourse Class Types and Age Requirements

Individuals 6 years of age and older may take the class. Riders younger than 16 are restricted to ATVs of the appropriate size recommended for the rider’s age. There are special teaching provisions for students under 16 years old, and parents are encouraged to attend as well. Students younger than 12 participate in separate classes and a parent must be present during the entire course.

Class TypeAgeParental Supervision
AdultsRiders 16+n/a
TeensRiders ages 12 to 15Recommended
YouthRiders ages 6 to 11Required
Families with KidsFamilies with children ages 6+Required

Our Instructors

The ATV RiderCourse is taught only by Instructors who are licensed by the ATV Safety Institute. All ATV Safety Institute Instructors must complete a comprehensive training program and meet specific requirements to become licensed.


Enroll online or by calling 1.800.887.2887 Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time.