ATV Safety

PLEASE NOTE: Some recreational safety courses have been cancelled or postponed. Please check the schedule regularly for updates.

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
Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Rec Center Neal Sleeper - (207) 493-4224 May 02, 8am-2pm
Penobscot Corinna - American Legion Hall Sue Stratton - (207) 278-4157 April 05, 8am-3:30pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

Somerset Hartland - Hartland Volunteer Fire Dept. Susan Frost - (207) 416-5394 April 18, 8am-3:30pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

York York - York Fish & Game Tim Carle - (207) 698-4805 May 02, 8am-4pm

Combo ATV/Snowmobile Course

Aroostook Fort Kent - Community High School Don Lebel - (207) 834-3536 May 18 & 19, 6pm-9pm
Oxford Roxbury - Roxbury Town Office Roland Patneaude - (207) 562-0949 April 04, 8am-2pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

Androscoggin Mechanic Falls - RSU 16 Adult Education Jeri Cook - (207) 345-3217 or rsu16adulted@rsu16.org for questions/information.Register Online @: mechanicfalls.maineadulted.org April 04, 8am-3pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

Somerset Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman's Club Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361 May 09, 8am-3:30pm
Penobscot Howland - American Legion Post 97 Henry Carey - (207) 290-0508 or henryc@midmaine.com May 09, 9am-3:30pm
York Lyman - York County Fish & Game Rebecca LaFrance - (207) 294-1194 for questions/information.
To register email offroadsafety@yahoo.com
May 17, 8am-4pm
York Lyman - York County Fish & Game Rebecca LaFrance - (207) 294-1194 for questions/information.
To register email offroadsafety@yahoo.com
June 14, 8am-4pm
York Lyman - York County Fish & Game Rebecca LaFrance - (207) 294-1194 for questions/information.
To register email offroadsafety@yahoo.com
July 19, 8am-4pm
Aroostook Fort Fairfield - Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club Ed Plourde - (207) 227-3939 or eplourde73@outlook.com May 02, 8am-3pm
York Sanford - Sanford City Hall Guy Picard (802)-595-0098 for questions/information.
To register email guy.picard@gmail.com
April 19, 8am-4pm
York Waterboro - Ossipee Valley ATV'ers Club Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 May 03, 8am-3:30pm
York Waterboro - Ossipee Valley ATV'ers Club Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 June 07, 8am-3:30pm
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 for questions/information.
Register online
June 20, 8am-5pm
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 for questions/information.
Register online
November 15, 8am-5pm

Combo ATV/Snowmobile Course