Official OHV Rider Safety Education Course

Take this Massachusetts state–approved online course, print your certificate, and attend the required Classroom Course to get on the trail.

Massachusetts ATV, ORV, OHV License Course

Who Needs OHV Education?

Persons under 18 years old who are riding in Massachusetts

Get Massachusetts OHV Certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and Pass the Online Course

    After passing the Offroad Safety Course, you’ll pay the $29.50 course fee and immediately print out your OHV Course Completion Certificate, which you will need for the OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course.

  2. Sign Up and Attend the Required OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course

    To complete the OHV education requirements for Massachusetts, you must attend the OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course portion of the Offroad Safety Course. Learn more about the OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course.

  3. Receive Your Massachusetts OHV Safety Education Certificate

    After successfully completing the OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course, your permanent Massachusetts OHV Safety Education Certificate will be issued to you by Massachusetts Environmental Police.

What to Expect When Taking the Course

Learning Step by Step

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for OHV rider safety education established by the state of Massachusetts.

To help you improve your off-roading skills and to prepare you for the final exam, the course is broken down into 8 easy-to-understand units that you can complete at your own pace:

  • Unit 1: Preparing to Ride
  • Unit 2: Learning to Ride
  • Unit 3: Basic Riding Skills
  • Unit 4: Improving Your Riding
  • Unit 5: Riding Safely and Responsibly
  • Unit 6: Preparing for the Unexpected
  • Unit 7: Riding Off-Highway Motorcycles
  • Unit 8: Observing OHV Laws in Massachusetts

Unit Quizzes

Read each unit. The units are organized to form building blocks of information. Each unit will help you understand the information in the next units.

As you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the offroad safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each of the 8 units.

You’ll need to score 80% or greater on the unit quiz before moving on to the next unit. If you don’t pass a unit quiz, don’t worry. You’ll just go back and study the unit again until you’re ready to pass.

Final Exam

After completing all units, you’ll proceed directly to the online Final Exam.

You must score 80% or greater on the final exam to pass. If you fail the final exam, there is no penalty. You can retake the exam as many times as you like until you pass.

After passing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your OHV Course Completion Certificate, which you will need for the OHV Safety and Responsibility Classroom Course.

  • Diagram of OHV common parts

    Different types of 4-wheelers have their own handling characteristics, so it’s important for you to learn how to operate your particular model.

  • Always inspect your OHV before each ride to detect problems that could cause an accident.

    You’ll learn the "START-GO" method of inspecting your vehicle before you ride.

  • Using the buddy system when four wheeling

    Learn what all riders must do to practice good trail etiquette.

A Comprehensive Course in Massachusetts OHV Safety Education

Developed Specifically for Massachusetts Riders

Featuring the Best Safety Videos Available

Produced by education experts and found only at, these safety videos are fun to watch, and they’ll make you a better, safer rider.

OHV Basics Instruction

This online OHV license course is based on Todays ORV Rider - A Course on Safe and Responsible Off-Road Vehicle Operation that was developed and printed by Offroad Ed specifically for the Massachusetts Environmental Police for use in classroom instruction.

This official training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a safe and responsible rider in Massachusetts.

The Handbook of Massachusetts Off-Highway Vehicle Laws

Offroad Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for OHV laws and regulations.

Screenshot from the Rider Basic Skills introduction

In this course you’ll learn the special risks and requirements associated with an OHV’s unique design that are critical to safe operation of the vehicle.

Comprehensive Education Content

The Offroad Ed Massachusetts Course features easy-to-understand safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your riding skills and become a better, more prepared OHV operator.

This online OHV safety course will teach you the things every rider must know to operate these vehicles safely, ethically, responsibly, and in compliance with state or provincial legal requirements.

Screenshot, common OHV parts

Different types of vehicles have their own handling characteristics, so it’s important for you to learn how to operate your particular model.

Screenshot, ORV Riding Over Rocks, Logs, and Bumps

You’ll learn the four actions to take in assessing terrain and the guidelines to follow when riding on different types of terrain.

Instructional Animations

Your safety education is reinforced by getting hands-on. Touch, drag, drop, swipe, and more as you progress through the online safety course.

Interactive learning activities reinforce what you’ll learn in the OHV license course content to help you enjoy riding more safely and responsibly.

  • An overview of the proper technique to climbing and traversing hills OHV

    Sample course instructional animation “Climbing and Traversing Hills”

  • Animation illustrating turning in a large oval

    Sample course instructional animation “Turning in a Large Oval”

Massachusetts Approved

Reviewed & Approved by:

Massachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street, Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 632-8075


You may complete the safety class at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we’ll keep track of your progress.

Mobile Ready

This safety class is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s easy to study the course material from any place at any time.

Made in the USA

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.

How do I get my state OHV safety license?

OHV education is currently required in many states. An approved OHV safety course is required to comply with the ATV, OHV, ORV, and 4-wheeler laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Massachusetts OHV Safety Education Certificate. For more information, see the Massachusetts OHV Laws and Regulations page.

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