Off-Highway Vehicles

EDUCATION

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.

ATV/Motorcycle 

Online courses: 

Hands-on/In-person courses: 

Snowmobile Courses

Online: 

Replacement Certification Form

Need to replace a course certificate that was lost, stole, damaged, or worn out? Fill out this form: