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
Androscoggin Mechanic Falls - Bog Hooters Tri Town ATV Club Linda Mercer - (207)776-9090 or lulapoop@gmail.com
Register online
April 28, 8am-4pm
York York - York Fish & Game Tim Carle - (207) 698-4805 May 4, 8am-4pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

Hancock Franklin - Franklin Town Office Pat Hamor - (207) 276-3704 or downeaster530@gmail.com April 27, 9am-3:30pm
Somerset Madison - Madison Gun Club Roger Sabourin - (207) 509-6735 June 29, 9am-5pm
Somerset Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman Club/857 E. River Rd Russ Corson - (207) 474-5361 May 11, 8am-4pm
York Waterboro - Ossipee Mountain ATVer's Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 May 05, 8am-3pm
Penobscot Howland - American Legion Post 97 Henry Carey - (207) 290-0508 or henryc@midmaine.com May 04, 9am-3:30pm
Washington Calais - Calais Fire Dept Billy Lee - (207) 214-8740, billylee6112001@yahoo.com, or downeaster530@gmail.com May 04, 9am-3:30pm
Washington Cherryfield - Narraguagus Snowmobile Clubhouse Charles Corliss - (207) 546-6477 or downeaster530@gmail.com May 11, 9am-3:30pm
York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman - (207) 490-2736 or debanded1@myfairpoint.net April 27, 8am-4pm
York South Berwick - South Berwick Community Center Edward Coleman - (207) 490-2736 or debanded1@myfairpoint.net June 22, 8am-4pm
Aroostook Fort Kent - Community Hgih School Don Lebel - (207) 834-3536 May 21, 6pm-9pm & May 22, 6pm-9pm
Kennebec Sidney - Kramer’s Inc. Kim - (207) 547-3345 or kimm@kramersinc.com May 11, 8:30am-4:30pm
Kennebec Sidney - Kramer’s Inc. Kim - (207) 547-3345 or kimm@kramersinc.com June 29, 8:30am-4:30pm
Aroostook Saint Agatha - KC Hall Dave Guerrette - (207) 436-5200 April 27 9am-3pm

Combination ATV/SNOW Course

Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Rec Center Vicki Conley - (207) 554-7269 May 11, 9am-3pm
Kennebec West Gardiner - W. Gardiner Rod & Gun Nancy Weeks - (207) 557-3302 or mcgiver@tds.net June 01, 9am-3pm
Waldo Unity - Unity Snow Dusters Club House Stephen Gallant - (617) 504-0672 (C), (207) 568-3289 (H), or trailblazersatvsafety@gmail.com May 04, 8am-3pm

Course is Full

Aroostook Island Falls - Island Falls VFW Sissy - (207) 694-5406 June 28, 9am-3pm
York Waterboro - Ossipee Mountain ATVer's Roger Letendre - (207) 229-0251 June 09, 8am-3pm
Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Wellness & Recreation Center Neal Sleeper - (207) 493-4224 April 27 8am-4pm
Aroostook Presque Isle - SAD #1 Adult & Community Ed Amanda Conroy - (207) 764-4776 May 18, 9am-3pm
Penobscot Mattawamkeag - Mattawamkeag Town Hall Frank Roy - (207) 461-1185 or fdroy1967@gmail.com April 28 9am-3pm
Piscataquis Dover-Foxcroft - Piscataquis YMCA Chris Wesley - (207) 564-7111 May 11, 8:30am-4pm
Somerset Hartland - Hartland Vol. Fire Dept Susan Frost - (207) 416-5394 June 02, 8am-3:30pm