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Iowa Offroad Rider’s Ed Course

At the present time, you cannot obtain your Iowa off-road vehicle operator education card from Offroad-Ed.

Get OHV/ORV certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $ online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go off-roading!

Do you need Iowa ORV education?

Iowa does not require off-road vehicle operator education.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements

You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to take this online course.

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What to Expect From Offroad Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe off-roading practices.

Watch this 49-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in Safety Education

This training program is developed to meet the standards for safety education. Offroad Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for laws and regulations.

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ORV Information in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources governs the rules, regulations, and laws of off-roading in Iowa. For additional information, please visit https://www.iowadnr.gov/.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Offroad Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

Iowa Approved

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0034 515-238-4968

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

How Do I Get My State ORV License?

ORV education is currently required in many states. An approved ORV safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the . For more information, see the Iowa ORV Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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We’re people, not robots.

Your Offroad Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free), or 214-351-0461