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 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
Somerset Madison - Madison Gun Club Roger Sabourin - (207) 509-6735 June 29, 9am-5pm
York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman - (207) 490-2736 or debanded1@myfairpoint.net June 22, 8am-4pm
Kennebec Sidney - Kramer’s Inc. Kim - (207) 547-3345 or kimm@kramersinc.com June 29, 8:30am-4:30pm
Aroostook Island Falls - Island Falls VFW Sissy - (207) 694-5406 June 28, 9am-3pm
York Wells - Wells High School RM 215 Tammy Daly - (207) 646-4565 or tdaly@wocsd.org October 19, 9am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snow Course

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

Combination ATV/Snow Course

Somerset Jackman - Moose River Conference Center Craig Gerry - Info Only (207) 446-4249 or Craig.I.Gerry@maine.gov
Register online
June 30 8:30am-4:30pm
York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman - (207) 490-2736 or debanded1@myfairpoint.net August 17, 8am-4pm
Knox Hope - Beaver Lodge Jasmine Greenleaf - (207) 441-3270 or knoxwaldosafetyclasses@outlook.com June 24, 25, & 27; 6pm-9pm
Washington Grand Lake Stream - Town Office Al Laplante - (207) 796-5050; Donna Renaud - (207) 796-2777; or Downeaster530@gmail.com June 23, 9am-3:30pm
Penobscot Patten - The Hangar Stephen Wotton - (207) 446-4293 July 13, 9am-3pm
Sagadahoc Topsham - Merrymeeting Adult Ed Carolee Tupper - (207) 729-7323 or adulted@link75.org August 04, 9am-3:30pm