ATV Safety

Participation in an ATV education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 6 hours

  • Proper Operation and Safety (Riding Skill-Equipment-Maintenance) = 2 Hours
  • Laws = 1/2 Hour
  • Emergencies & Survival = 40 Minutes
  • Map & Compass = 1 Hour
  • Self Help First Aid = 20 Minutes
  • Environmental/Landowner/Ethics = 1 1/2 Hours

New courses will be posted below as they become available.

Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.

ATV Safety Institute Riders Course

The ATV Rider course may be taken in place of and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife course as a legal substitute. For information on the ASI Course, see - Select ATV Rider Course, Click on Online Enrollment, and follow prompts for information on requirements. Note: The ATV Safety Institute E-Course is not recognized by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
York Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Club Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 or for questions/info.
Register online
November 4, 2018 8am-5pm

This is a combination ATV & Snowmobile course

York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman 207-490-2736 August 11, 2018 8am-4:30pm
York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman 207-490-2736 September 22, 2018 8am-4:30pm
Kennebec Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Craig Gerry (207) 446-4249 or for questions/info.
Register online
July 14, 2018 8:30am-4:00pm
Oxford Brownfield - Brownfield Recreation Department Linda Mercer (207) 776-9090 or for questions/info.
Register online
July 21, 2018 9am-4pm
Penobscot Newport - Nokomis High School Mike Foster (904) 233-2457 or for questions/info.
Register online
July 7, 2018 8:30am-3:30pm
Aroostook Madawaska - Madawaska Safety Complex Real Deschaine (207) 728-4992 or July 19 & 20, 2018 6-9pm