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 must be at least nine years old to attend the course, students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a 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 for questions/information May 06, 8:30am-4pm


Register online

York Wells - Wells High School Rm 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or Tdaly@wocsd.org to register March 25, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

York Wells - Wells High School Rm 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or Tdaly@wocsd.org to register April 29, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

York E. Waterboro - Ossipee Mountain ATV'ers Club Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 for questions/information May 07, 8am-3pm


Register online

York E. Waterboro - Ossipee Mountain ATV'ers Club Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 for questions/information June 11, 8am-3pm


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Washington Harrington - Harrington Elementary School Eric Brooks - (207) 483-6681 for questions/information March 18, 9am-3pm


Register online

Washington Grand Lake Stream - Grand Lake Stream ATV Club Susan LaPlante - susanlaplante1953@gmail.com for questions/information June 24, 9am-3pm


Register online