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 Wells - Wells High School RM 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or October 19, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

York Wells - Wells High School RM 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or December 07, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman - (207) 490-2736 or September 28, 8am-4pm
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 for questions/information.
Register online
November 03, 8am-5pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

Cumberland Gray - Gray-New Gloucester High School Theresa Boynton - (207) 657-9612 or September 28, 8am-3pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

Cumberland Falmouth - Mason-Motz Activity Center Matt Gilbert - (207) 699-5333 or for questions/information.
Register online
October 05, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

Piscataquis Guilford - Guilford High School PVAEC - (207) 564-6525 September 22, 8am-4pm
Kennebec Oakland - Oakland Fire Station Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361 October 26, 8am-3:30pm
Waldo Unity - Unity College Alexandra Bernier - (207) 798-9391 or November 05, 11, & 12, 6pm-9pm

Course is FULL