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Official Wisconsin ATV/OHM Safety Course

Take this Wisconsin–approved course to complete your online ATV/OHM safety education. Offroad Ed is a delegated provider for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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Get off-road vehicle operator certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 course, and pay a $1.00 state fee.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go off-roading!

Do you need Wisconsin ATV/OHM education?

For ATV riders — You must be at least 12 years old and were born after Dec. 31, 1987.

For OHM riders — You must be at least 12 years old and were born after Dec. 31, 1997.

If you have already completed the ATV safety course but want to ride an Off-Highway Motorcycle on public trails, you must first complete this free OHM Short Course.

You may only take this course if you already have ATV certification. If you are not currently ATV-certified, you will need to take the FULL Wisconsin ATV/OHM Online Course.

Free OHM Short Course

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Requirements

Important! You'll need your WI DNR Customer Number to complete the course. If you do not have this number visit the DNR website, or visit a DNR service center.

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course. However, your certificate will not be valid until you turn 12 years old.

You do not have to be a resident of Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin ATV/OHM Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for ATV/OHM safety education established by Wisconsin. Offroad Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for ATV/OHM laws and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

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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.

Wisconsin Approved

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921 Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

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 ATV/OHM License?

ATV/OHM education is currently required in many states. An approved ATV/OHM 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 Offroad Safety Certificate. For more information, see the Wisconsin ATV/OHM Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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Wisconsin Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course cost?

The Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course fee is $34.95. You will also pay a $1.00 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fee.

Taking the Course

Do you need Wisconsin ATV/OHM education?

For ATV riders — You must be at least 12 years old and were born after Dec. 31, 1987.

For OHM riders — You must be at least 12 years old and were born after Dec. 31, 1997.

If you have already completed the ATV safety course but want to ride an Off-Highway Motorcycle on public trails, you must first complete this free OHM Short Course.

You may only take this course if you already have ATV certification. If you are not currently ATV-certified, you will need to take the FULL Wisconsin ATV/OHM Online Course.

Free OHM Short Course

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course. However, your certificate will not be valid until you turn 12 years old.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources?

The Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Is my Wisconsin Offroad Safety Certificate accepted elsewhere?

Most states and provinces that have mandatory education requirements will accept the Offroad Safety Certificate. (This is known as “reciprocity.”) If you plan to operate in another state or province, make sure you check their reciprocity laws before doing so.

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Wisconsin Offroad Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary ATV/OHM Safety Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary ATV/OHM Safety Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 60 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Wisconsin Offroad Safety Certificate?

The Offroad Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Offroad Safety Certificate will be available to print from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website after the first day of the next month.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Offroad Safety Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Offroad Safety Certificate, go to https://gowild.wi.gov/.

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We’re available to help you:

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