100% Utah‐Approved ATV Safety Course

A course on safe and responsible OHV operation approved by the Utah State Parks

Utah-Approved OHV Course

This course is approved and accepted by the Utah State Parks.

What’s Included in an Approved Course

A wide variety of topics are included in this Utah course.

  • The basics of safe OHV operation
  • Responsibilities of OHV riders to others and the environment
  • General information on preparing for the unexpected

The educational content in this course can help you enjoy OHV riding more safely and with less impact on the environment.

Common Terminology

Terms for off-road vehicles vary from state to state. These common acronyms are used to refer to vehicles.

ATV

All-Terrain Vehicle. A type of OHV with low-pressure, knobby tires designed for riding on unpaved surfaces.

OHM

Off-Highway Motorcycle. A category of motorcycles equipped for certain off-road sports. These motorcycles may or may not be “street-legal.”

OHV

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.

UTV

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.

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Utah OHV students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions