Youth ATV/Motorcycle and Snowmobile Certification
To help ensure the safety of all riders, Utah law requires youth, ages 8 to 15 (or until they get their state-issued driver license), to complete a Utah Division of Parks and Recreation off-highway vehicle (OHV) or snowmobile education course before operating on public lands, roads or trails. It is illegal for any child under the age of 8 to operate an OHV or snowmobile on any public land.
The online youth education course fee is $30 per student and you only need to pass it once. Once you pass, you can print out a temporary operator license that will be valid immediately. You will receive your permanent license in the mail.
The OHV certification covers all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs), and side-by-side ATVs (type II ATVs or UTVs), and the snowmobile certification covers only snowmobiles.
These education classes help keep you safe by teaching necessary skills, such as:
- Safe riding
- Proper machine sizing
- Weight distribution
- Responsible and ethical riding
- Proper handling and shifting
- Riding within your ability
OHV Education FAQs
Safety Certification Courses
Pick the certification course that’s most convenient for you, with both online and in-person options available.
- Washington County Sheriff’s Office Off-Highway Vehicle Safety
- ATV Upholstery. Email Fred Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This class is ATV-only.)
- Snowmobile Education – Utah Snowmobile Operator License Course
- Today’s Snowmobile Rider – Utah Snowmobile Safety Course
Replacement Certification Form
Need to replace a course certificate that was lost, stole, damaged, or worn out? Fill out this form: