Official ATV Rider Safety Education Course
Take this Pennsylvania state–approved online course, print your temporary certificate, and be on the trail in just a few hours.
Who Needs ATV Education?
You must be at least 8 years old to operate an ATV on state-owned land, and, if you are under 16, you may operate only if you have a DCNR-approved safety education certificate.
Get Pennsylvania ATV Certified in 3 steps.
Study & Pass the Online Course
Study the free online course material. After completing the Offroad Ed Pennsylvania Course, you’ll take the PA ATV license Certification Exam. (If you don’t pass on the first try, don’t worry. Keep taking the exam for free until you pass.)
Pay and Print Your Temporary ATV Safety Certificate
After passing and paying the $29.50 course fee, instantly print out a Temporary ATV Safety Certificate, which is your temporary operating permit to operate legally in Pennsylvania areas open to ATV use while you wait for your permanent card to arrive.
Receive Your Pennsylvania ATV Safety Certificate in the Mail
Your Pennsylvania ATV Safety Certificate will arrive by mail in 7-10 business days. (Use your Temporary ATV Safety Certificate to take your ATV off-road immediately after passing the course and use until your permanent card arrives.)Ready? Start the Course Today →
A Comprehensive Course in Pennsylvania ATV Safety Education
Developed Specifically for Pennsylvania ATV Riders
Featuring the Best ATV Safety Videos Available
Produced by ATV education experts and found only at offroad-ed.com, these ATV 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 Today’s ATV Rider in Pennsylvania - A Course on Safe and Responsible All-Terrain Vehicle Operation that was developed and printed by Offroad Ed specifically for the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, Recreation Section 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 PA.
Offroad Ed is the only ATV safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for ATV laws & regulations.
Comprehensive ATV Rider Education Content
The Offroad Ed Pennsylvania Course features easy to understand ATV safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your ATV rider skills and become a better, more prepared operator of the off-highway vehicle.
This online ATV safety course will teach you the things every rider must know to operate these vehicles safely, ethically, and responsibly and in compliance with state or provincial legal requirements.
Your ATV rider 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 combined with studying the learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you enjoy ATV riding more safely and responsibly.
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 Pennsylvania.
To help you improve your off-roading skills and to prepare you for the final exam, the course is broken down into 7 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: Observing ATV Laws in Pennsylvania
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 7 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.
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.
After completing the online course, your Pennsylvania ATV Safety Certificate will arrive by mail in 7-10 business days. (You’ll use the Temporary ATV Safety Certificate until your permanent card arrives.)
Different types of four-wheelers have their own handling characteristics, so it’s important for you to learn how to operate your particular model.
You’ll learn the "START-GO" method of inspecting your ATV before you ride.
Learn what all riders must do to practice good trail etiquette.
Reviewed & Approved by:
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
You may complete the ATV 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.
This off-road 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 4-wheeler safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.