Pennsylvania’s ATV Safety Education Program

Pennsylvania’s ATV Education Program teaches ATV riders the fundamentals of safe and responsible off-road riding and an appreciation and respect for the environment in which they ride.

By completing and passing this Pennsylvania–approved online ATV license course, you will have met the educational standards for the state of Pennsylvania.

It’s the Law!

Get Safe. Get Certified.

Who Needs ATV Education?


Persons under 16 years old who ride in Pennsylvania


ATV education is currently required in several states and Canadian provinces.

Minimum Age You must be at least 16 years old to take the Pennsylvania ATV Riders Ed Course online.

Why ATV Safety Education is Important

Off-road vehicles (ORVs) have been increasing in popularity during the past decade. As trails and recreation areas become more crowded, it’s especially important for people to operate these vehicles safely and responsibly.


All states and provinces that have mandatory ATV education requirements will accept the Pennsylvania ATV Education certifications. Likewise Pennsylvania will accept ATV Education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces. (This is known as "reciprocity.")

For More Information

For additional information on ATV education in Pennsylvania, contact:

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, Recreation Section
Rachel Carson State Office Building, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552

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