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ATV Safety Training

ATV Safety Education Card Requirement

​All operators of Class I and III ATVs must have an ATV Safety Education Card.

These courses are the only options for obtaining the 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.

To obtain your card, you can choose from three online options; one Free option and two Paid options.

All three 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.

Age 16 and over:

ONE EASY STEP: Complete FREE online safety course and test.

Under age 16:


STEP 1: Complete FREE online safety course and test to receive 6 month temporary card.

STEP 2: Complete hands on rider evaluation or hands on training.

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.


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Free Course Options

Go to www.rideatvoregon.org for the FREE Oregon Parks and Recreation ATV Safety Education Course.

This course is step 1 of 2 for youth under 16 who must also attend a hands-on course.
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This course is step 1 of 2 for youth under 16 who must also attend a hands-on course

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Hands-on Training Requirement (Youth 15 and younger)

Hands-on training is a requirement for youth 15 and under in addition to the on-line safety course.

Please note new ATV Safety Institute (ASI) hands-on training course prerequisites. In addition to taking an Oregon approved online course (such as www.RideATVOregon.org) the student must also successfully complete ASI’s ATV E-Course prior to taking an ASI hands-on training course.  The ASI E-Course requirement does not pertain to other hands-on training providers, only ASI.

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Already Trained?

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.

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.
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Instructor Resources

Do you teach Class I or Class III ATV courses in Oregon?
Click here to access forms and publications to assist you in your training.
Click here to log in and announce your upcoming training courses on our training locator or to issue cards to students you have trained.

- If you do not have a login ID yet, call the ATV Safety Education Coordinator at (503) 986-0585.
- Having trouble logging in? Call the ATV hotline at (877) 772-3359.
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