100% Michigan‐Approved OHV/ORV Safety Course
A course on safe and responsible ORV operation approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
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Michigan-Approved ORV Course
The Michigan ORV Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
What’s Included in an Approved Course
A wide variety of topics are included in this Michigan course.
- The basics of safe orv operation
- Responsibilities of off-road vehicle operators to others and the environment
- General information on preparing for the unexpected
The educational content in this course can help you enjoy off-roading safely and with less impact on the environment.
Terms for off-road vehicles vary from state to state. These common acronyms are used to refer to vehicles.
All-Terrain Vehicle. A type of OHV with low-pressure, knobby tires designed for riding on unpaved surfaces.
Off-Highway Motorcycle. A category of motorcycles equipped for certain off-road sports. These motorcycles may or may not be “street-legal.”
Off-Highway Vehicle. A two-, three-, or four-wheeled vehicle that has a motor and is designed for riding on unpaved surfaces. OHVs are also commonly known as ORVs.
Utility Terrain Vehicle. A type of OHV where the driver and a passenger can sit side-by-side in the vehicle. They are most commonly known as UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicle, Utility Task Vehicle, or just Utility Vehicle) or Side-by-Side Vehicles. UTVs are not designed for use on paved surfaces.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Michigan ORV students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions