Wisconsin ATV Laws and Regulations

Passing this ATV license course will complete your online safety education for Wisconsin.

Do you need Wisconsin ATV education?

Wisconsin

You need education if you were born after Dec. 31, 1987, and will be riding on public lands in Wisconsin.

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

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

Elsewhere

ATV education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Is the ATV Card the same as the ATV License?

The Wisconsin ATV Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all of the components of an approved ATV safety course and allows you to go off-roading. Because the ATV education card or certificate does not expire and does not need to be renewed, it is not called the Wisconsin ATV License.

Why ATV Safety Education Is Important

These vehicles have been increasing in popularity during the past decade. As trails and recreation areas become more crowded, it’s especially important for people to operate these vehicles safely and responsibly.

Reciprocity

All states and provinces that have mandatory education requirements will accept the Wisconsin ATV Safety Certificate. Likewise, Wisconsin will accept certifications that are issued by other states and provinces. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Wisconsin ATV students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions