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ORV Safety Education Requirement

All ORV operators under 16 years old are required to possess a valid safety training certificate when operating an ORV.

To obtain a safety certificate, the operator must take an ORV safety education course (see below) and pass the certification exam.

The operator must carry the safety certificate on his or her person and present it upon demand of a law enforcement officer.

Information on ORV Courses

Information on courses and scheduling can be obtained by calling the Department of Natural Resources at 517-284-6000 or by visiting the DNR website at

For special youth requirements at Silver Lake State Park, call 231‑873‑3083.