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The main purpose of the ORV safety education course is to educate and develop safe, knowledgeable and responsible ORV owners and operators. Topics covered include correct riding techniques, protective equipment, understanding terrain and trail operation, laws and regulations, causes and prevention of crashes, and environmental concerns and reporting responsibility. 

Additional Information


Any ORV operator 16 years old and younger riding on public or private land is required to pass an approved ORV safety course. Michigan’s ORV education course is taught by a dedicated core of certified volunteer instructors, sheriff’s deputies and Michigan conservation officers. 

About the Class: 
  • In person, traditional classroom setting 
  • 6 hours minimum class time 
  • Written test (75% or better to pass) 
  • No minimum age requirement; however, students under 10 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved by parent or legal guardian. 
Managed & Approved by:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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Nov 2022

ORV Safety Education

Registration Open 45 of 45 seats remaining


St. Ignace LaSalle High School
W443 Portage St
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Date & Times:
Nov 12, 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM EST

Taught by:

Darrell V Sadler

Dec 2022

ORV Safety Education

Registration Open 15 of 15 seats remaining


Oscoda County Community Center
305 E 9th St
Mio, MI 48647
Date & Times:
Dec 17, 2022 8:30AM - 4:00PM EST

Taught by:

David M Stenzel