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 - 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 Lewiston - Central Maine Powersports Michael Reagan (207) 795-4141;; or Register Online April 13; 9am-5pm
Androscoggin Mechanic Falls - Bog Hooters Tri Town ATV Club Linda Mercer - (207)776-9090 or
Register online
April 28, 8am-4pm
Aroostook Monticello - Wilderness Pines Campground Stephen Wotton - (207)446-4293 March 9, 9am-3pm
Lincoln Boothbay - Boothbay Region High School Pam Moody - (207)633-3224, or March 5 & 12, 6pm-9pm
York Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207)329-7096
Register online
March 10, 8am-5pm

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

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

Combination ATV/Snowmobile Course

Kennebec Oakland - Williams Elementary School Russell Corson (207) 474-5361 March 23, 8am-3:30pm
Oxford Roxbury - Roxbury Town Office Roland Patneaude (207) 562-0949 April 6, 8am-2pm
Penobscot Corinna - Corinna Elementary School Sue Stratton (207) 278-4157 April 6, 8am-3:30pm
Hancock Franklin - Franklin Town Office Pat Hamor - (207) 276-3704 or April 27, 9am-3:30pm
Somerset Madison - Madison Gun Club Roger Sabourin - (207) 509-6735 June 29, 9am-5pm