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ATV RiderCourse

The ATV RiderCourse provides a fast-paced, half-day, hands-on training session which includes pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving and riding over obstacles. You'll also learn about protective gear, local regulations, places to ride and environmental concerns. Bring your friends and family, and meet new friends to ride with. 

Can I send my kids?

Definitely. The ATV RiderCourse is a great way to get your kids off to a safe start. A parent must be present for riders under 12. A parent should be present for riders under 16.

How much does it cost?

Maybe nothing if you recently purchased a new ATV. Call ATV Enrollment Express toll-free at 1-800-887-2887 to find out if you are eligible for free training. If you are not eligible for free training, you may take the ATV RiderCourse for a small fee.

Do I Use My Own ATV?

Yes. If you don't have one yet, you may be able to make specific arrangements to have an ATV available at the training site.

Make sure your ATV is the proper size for the individual taking the training. See the ATV Quiz.

What is the "Try Before You Buy" program?

If you take the ATV RiderCourse, and subsequently purchase an ATV, you may be entitled to a full refund of the cost of the course as well as additional incentives from the Manufacturer.  Call ATV Enrollment Express toll-free at 1-800-887-2887 to find out more.

What Should I Bring?

You must wear the proper riding gear at all times during training. Bring the following:

  • DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet                                      
  • Goggles or face shield                                      
  • Over-the-ankle boots                                       
  • ATV or motorcycle gloves                                      
  • Long pants                                       
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket

For more on proper riding gear, check out the working rider and recreational rider.

What is the riding area like?

Riding areas around the country differ somewhat, but they all include specific Stations. At each station on the riding range, you will learn specific skills. For an idea of what you will do at each station, see our ATV RiderCourse Riding Range.

Sounds Great! How do I enroll?

Call the ATV Enrollment Express toll-free at 1-800-887-2887. They can tell you where the nearest ATV RiderCourse is and enroll you on the spot. Or, visit www.atvsafety.org and click on "Online Enrollment" to enroll in a half-day, hands-on course. You can also enroll in one of our new online courses. ATV enthusiasts can take our online courses in preparation for taking ASI’s half-day, hands-on ATV RiderCourse. These online courses can also be used as a refresher after the hands-on course.


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The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI), a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), was formed in 1988 to implement an expanded national program of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety education and awareness. The ASI is sponsored by Arctic Cat, BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, KYMCO USA, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha. For a list of non-member "Participating Companies," click here.