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 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 http://atvsafety.org/atv-ridercourse/ - 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
Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Wellness & Recreation Center Neal Sleeper - (207) 493-4224 or sleeper@cariboumaine.org for questions/information May 07, 8:30am-2:30pm


Register online

York Wells - Wells High School Room 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or tdaly@wocsd.org April 02, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

York Wells - Wells High School Room 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or tdaly@wocsd.org May 07, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Wellness & Rec Lynn Merritt (207) 493-4224 or eplourde73@outlook.com for questions/information February 05, 8am-4pm


Register online Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

Cumberland Gray - Gray/New Gloucester High School Theresa Boynton (207) 657-9612 or tboynton@sad15.org March 26, 8am-3pm


Register online

Penobscot Glenburn - Glenburn Recreational - West Side Park Charles Shaffer (207) 446-4132 or Charles.B.Shaffer@maine.gov for questions/information February 05, 8:30am-3pm


Register online Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

Penobscot Lee - House in the Woods Charles Shaffer - (207) 446-4132 or Charles.B.Shaffer@maine.gov for questions/information March 19, 8:30am-3pm


Register online Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course.