100% Michigan‐Approved OHV/ORV Safety Course
A course on safe and responsible ORV operation approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
unlimited exam attempts
Michigan-Approved ORV Course
The Michigan Offroad 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 517-284-6000