An Approved ATV Rider Safety Education Course

Take this Oregon-approved online course and complete your classroom requirement in a few hours.

Information on the safe operation of ATVs and OHMs approved by the State of Oregon
Approved by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Oregon ATV, ORV, OHV License Course

Who Needs ATV Education?

Anyone who rides in Oregon

Get Oregon ATV Certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study the Online Course Material

    Read the free online study guide to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to learn to be a safe and responsible ATV operator in Oregon. You’ll pay a $29.50 fee after successfully completing your age-dependent certification requirements.

  2. Complete Age-Dependent Certification Requirements

    If you are 16 years of age or older, you’ll choose to take either the Challenge Exam or the Oregon ATV Riders Ed Course. Passing either will complete your Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ATV operator education requirement.

    If you are under 16 years of age, to complete the Oregon ATV operator education requirements, you must pass both the online and Hands-On Training portions of the ATV operator education course. Learn more about the Hands-On Training.

  3. Receive Your Oregon ATV Safety Education Card in the Mail

    If you are 16 years of age or older, after passing the Challenge Exam or the Final Exam, you’ll immediately print out your Temporary ATV Safety Education Card (valid for 30 days). Your permanent ATV Safety Education Card will be mailed to you in 30 days by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

    If you are under 16 years of age, after passing this online course, you’ll immediately print out your Online Course Completion Voucher. After successfully completing the required Hands-On Training, your permanent ATV Safety Education Card will be mailed to you in 30 days by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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What to Expect When Taking the Course

Learning Step by Step

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

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 ATV Laws in Oregon

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 off-road 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 take the quiz again.

Final Exam

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

Those under 16 years of age must attend an Oregon Hands-on Training course after passing the online Certification Exam.

  • Diagram of ATV 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 ATV 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.

After Passing the Online Course…

If you are under 16 years of age: After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Hands-On Training to complete your ATV operator education certification.

A Comprehensive Course in Oregon ATV Safety Education

Developed Specifically for Oregon 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.

ATV Basics Instruction

This online ATV 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 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 ATV rider in Oregon.

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

Screenshot from the Rider Basic Skills introduction

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

Comprehensive Education Content

The Oregon ATV Rider's Ed 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 ATV operator.

This online ATV 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 ATV 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 ATV license course content to help you enjoy riding more safely and responsibly.

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

    Sample course instructional animation “Climbing and Traversing Hills”

  • Animation illustrating turning in a large oval

    Sample course instructional animation “Turning in a Large Oval”

Oregon Approved

Reviewed & Approved by:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301


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 ATV safety license?

ATV education is currently required in many states. An approved ATV 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 ATV Safety Education Card. For more information, see the Oregon ATV Laws and Regulations page.

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