Effective January 1, 2014, all operators of Class I and III ATVs must have an ATV Safety Education Card.
There are three online course options you can choose from to obtain the Oregon ATV Safety Education Card:
1-The FREE Oregon Parks and Recreation ATV Safety Education Course; or,
You can choose from one of the following commercial PAID options:
2-Fresh Air Educators, Inc., Ontario Canada www.ATVcourse.com adds professional narration and animation.
3- Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., Dallas TX www.offroad-ed.com/oregon/ adds professional narration, animation and video.
All courses provides safety tips for riding in Oregon's dunes, desert and forests as well as training on trail etiquette, riding ethics and environmental concerns.
These courses are the only options for obtaining the new ATV Safety Education Card that is required for all operators of quads and motorcycles. Once obtained, the ATV Safety Education Card is good for life.
Remember, this course is step 1 of 2 for youth under 16 who must also attend a hands-on course
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because this training material covers material not presented in hands-on training courses, previous ASI or MSF Operator Permit holders will also need to take this course.
HANDS-ON RIDER TRAINING: Mandatory for youth 15 years old and younger
Hands-on training is a requirement for youth 15 and under in addition to the on-line safety course. There are as many as 35,000 youth that may need to be trained. Because of this, training opportunities may be hard to find. Avoid the rush and get trained now!
Those who have already received hands-on training via ASI or MSF and have completed the on-line safety training (above) have already met this requirement and can get a new, endorsed, ATV Safety Education Card at no cost now! Just send us a copy of the card provided by the hands-on instructor with an application and we’ll do the rest.
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Oregon Administrative Rule 736-004-0105 allows the following exemptions to possessing the ATV Safety Education Card”
1. Non-residents riding in Oregon are exempt from carrying a State of Oregon ATV Safety Education Card if they possess an ATV Safety Education Card or equivalent issued by their resident state or nation.
- An ATV Safety Education Card issued in another state or nation shall be honored in the State of Oregon if the issuing state or nation also honors an Oregon ATV Safety Education Card.
- The operator must have a State of Oregon ATV Safety Education Card if mandatory education is not required in their home state or nation to operate an ATV on public lands.
2. A person operating a Class I or Class III in a sanctioned competitive ATV event is not required to carry an ATV Safety Education Card.
NOTE: A person residing in Oregon who is required to possess an ATV Safety Education Card and is in possession of a certificate issued by another state or nation that is equivalent to Oregon’s ATV Safety Education Card may use that certificate as a temporary Safety Education Card and may operate an ATV in Oregon for no more than 30 days form date of residency provided the document is in the possession of the operator.