Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Iowa ATV Safety Certificate?

A. The ATV Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed an ATV Safety Course that is approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Q. Who needs the Iowa ATV Safety Certificate?

A. An Iowa ATV Safety Certificate is required for all ATV riders in Iowa who are age 11 through 17 who ride an ATV on designated public land, designated riding areas, and public ice. Note - there may be additional restrictions for riders under 18. To learn more, visit the Iowa ATV Laws & Regulations page.

Q. What is the advantage of taking the online ATV Safety Course?

A. With the online ATV Safety Course, you will learn all about ATV Safety from the comfort of your own home! Study the narrated, interactive online course, then take the visual ATV safety exam to get certified. Registration for the study guide is free. Course fees are only paid if you want to take the exam to earn an Iowa ATV Safety Certificate.

Q. How many images and animations are in the ATV Safety Course?

A. The online study guide and course contains approximately 200 detailed illustrations, and over 30 interactive exercises that cover every aspect of ATV Safety, from the parts of an ATV to safety gear to basic outdoor survival techniques.

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Q. How exactly do I complete the online ATV course to get my Iowa ATV Safety Certificate?

A. You can obtain your Iowa ATV Safety Certificate in 4 easy steps:

  1. Study the Online ATV Safety Course
  2. Successfully pass each End of Chapter Quiz
  3. Successfully pass the Iowa ATV Safety Final Exam
  4. Obtain your Iowa ATV Safety Certificate (print a temp card right away and get your permanent card in the mail!)

Q. What is the passing grade for the course?

A. You must achieve a grade of 80% (8/10) or higher to pass each chapter quiz. Then you must also achieve a grade of 80% (48/60) or higher to pass the final exam.

Q. What happens if I fail a chapter quiz or the final Iowa ATV Safety Exam?

A. No problem! You're here to learn! Simply review your answers and try the quiz or exam again. There are no penalties if you fail, and you can retry at any time. Note, however, that quizzes and final exams are generated at random. When you retry the quiz/exam, you will never see the same exact questions.

Q. How much does the online Iowa ATV Safety Course Cost?

A. The one-time course fee is $34.95. The fee includes unlimited attempts at the final exam, as well as printing and shipping of your permanent Iowa ATV Safety Certificate.

Q. Can I take the Iowa ATV Safety Course any time? Day or Night?

A. Absolutely! You can take the Iowa ATV Safety Course AND Iowa ATV Safety Exam at any time of the day!

Q. Once I'm done with this online course, do I need to take hands-on ATV Training?

A. A hands-on training course is not required in addition to the online course. However, it is a good idea for all ATV riders, especially new riders, to take a hands-on course. Successfully passing the online course and exam will meet the requirements to earn an Iowa ATV Safety Certificate.

Q. What are the technical requirements to take the online ATV Safety Course?

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