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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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Apr 2023

ORV Safety Education

Registration Open 28 of 30 seats remaining


Eaton County Sheriff's Office
1025 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Date & Times:
Apr 17, 2023 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT
Apr 19, 2023 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Troy S Hansbarger Mr