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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 under 16 years old 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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Mar 2024

ORV Safety Education

Registration Open 32 of 35 seats remaining


Holland Fish & Game Club
10840 Chicago Dr
Zeeland, MI 49464
Date & Times:
Mar 17, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

Taught by:

Marc Shankel

Apr 2024

ORV Safety Education

Registration Open 20 of 20 seats remaining


Wayland Union Schools Transportation
851 Wildcat Drive
Wayland, MI 49348
Date & Times:
Apr 13, 2024 9:00AM - 4:00PM EDT

Taught by:

David W. Long Jr