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Snowmobile Safety Instructor Certificate


This page provides information about qualifying and applying for a Snowmobile Safety Instructor Certificate.
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General Information
A Snowmobile Safety Instructor Certificate authorizes an individual to teach children and adults about snowmobile safety.

In order to qualify and apply, instructor candidates must:
  • Have a high school diploma or better;
  • Have experience operating snowmobiles;
  • Have a recommendation from a local snowmobile club or a member of the Oregon State Snowmobile Association;
  • Complete a Snowmobile Safety Instructor Application (Form 735-6616); and
  • Take a 50-question exam at a DMV office, based on ORS 821.050-320, OAR 735-162 and the "Snowmobile Safety and You" manual, and score at least 90% to pass.
Note: There is no fee or expiration date for this certificate.
Note: Additional application details are included in the application form.
Note: DMV only provides "Snowmobile Safety and You" manuals to certified snowmobile safety instructors, who in turn, provide them to their students.
You may print the application form on your computer, or you may obtain a hardcopy form by calling DMV Business Regulations at (503) 945-5052.  
You may submit your completed application, supporting materials and payment by mail or in person to our office at:
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services
Business Regulation
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Service counter hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday (excluding statewide and holiday closures). 
For more information you may contact DMV Business Regulations at (503) 945-5052.
Relevant Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
Use the links below to go directly to the applicable statutes:
  • ORS 821.050 - Limits on authority of local governments; disposition of fees for snowmobiles
  • OAR 735-162 - Snowmobile Instructors/Operators
Note: In using the links above, you may need to scroll down to find the correct ORS or OAR reference.

Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: