Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Michigan ORV Safety Certificate?

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

Q. Who needs the Michigan ORV Safety Certificate?

A. In Michigan, all riders under 16 years of age are required to complete an approved ORV Safety Course and carry the Michigan ORV Safety Certificate with them at all times while riding on public lands.

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

A. With the online ORV 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 final exam to get certified.

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

A. You can obtain your Michigan ORV Safety Certificate in 4 easy steps:

  1. Study the Online ORV Safety Course
  2. Successfully pass each End of Chapter Quiz
  3. Successfully pass the Final Exam
  4. Obtain your Michigan ORV Safety Certificate

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 Michigan ORV 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 won’t see the same exact questions.

Q. How much does the online Michigan ORV Safety Course Cost?

A. The one-time course fee is $29.95. The fee includes unlimited attempts at quizzes and the final exam, as well as printing of your permanent Michigan ORV Safety Certificate, which is good for life.

Q. Can I take the Michigan ORV Safety Course any time? Day or Night?

A. Absolutely! You can take the Michigan ORV Safety Course AND the Michigan ORV 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 your Michigan ORV Safety Certificate.

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

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