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
Penobscot Howland - American Legion Post 97 Henry Carey - (207) 290-0508 or henryc@midmaine.com June 06, 9am-3:30pm

Course is FULL

York Lyman - York County Fish & Game Rebecca LaFrance - (207) 294-1194 for questions/information.
To register email offroadsafety@yahoo.com
June 14, 8am-4pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

York Lyman - York County Fish & Game Rebecca LaFrance - (207) 294-1194 for questions/information.
To register email offroadsafety@yahoo.com
July 19, 8am-4pm
York Waterboro - Ossipee Valley ATV'ers Club Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 June 07, 8am-3:30pm **CANCELLED**

CANCELLED

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