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Old 01-26-2009, 04:04 PM
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Default Oregon ATV Online Certification

I realize that this is a 4x4 site, but I know many of you also ride ATV's as well - so pardon the off-topic, but I do hope this information will be helpful.

Following is the link that will allow you to get your required certification for riding ATV's and off-road motorcycles in Oregon.


We strongly recommend that you carefully read the entire front page of the website if you are going to be riding ATV's in the state of Oregon with your children.

New safety laws are now in effect for operating quads and three-wheel ATVs (Class I ATVs) and off-road motorcycles (Class III ATVs) on lands open to public use. (See chart below for age-related timelines.) In order to make training as convenient as possible, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department now offers this free safety and education program and certification online on this website.

SAFETY TRAINING EXEMPTION: Safety training isn't mandatory for riders using an ATV or off-road motorcycle for farming, agriculture, forestry, nursery, Christmas tree growing operations or when riding on private land.

Training Online in Three Easy Steps
1. Study and pass the online test on this website. A student can expect to spend between one and two hours for the entire process.

2. They will mail you a plastic, wallet-sized All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Education Card approximately 30 days after you pass the test (You can print a 30-day temporary education card immediately after you get a “pass” confirmation).

3. Carry the ATV safety education card with you whenever you operate a Class I or Class III ATV on lands open for public use.

Mandatory Training Ages

Year Mandatory - Safety Training Age
Jan. 1, 2009 - Youth 15 and under and adults supervising youth
Jan. 1, 2010 - 30 and under
Jan. 1, 2011 - 40 and under
Jan. 1, 2012 - 50 and under
Jan. 1, 2013 - 60 and under
Jan. 1, 2014 - All riders must have an ATV safety education card

There is no minimum age to take the online course, though some children may have a difficult time with the course material. We strongly encourage parents to go through the course materials and test with their child/children. Parents who participate and who pass the test will receive their safety card as well. Even parents who choose not to take the test usually find the course both informative and enjoyable.

If someone does not have access to the internet or for some other reason is physically unable to take the on-line course, please have them call toll free 877-7SAFELY for a hardship application.

Click on the following link to get started with your online certification:


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Old 01-26-2009, 05:01 PM
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It is not off topic for Campfire Chat. It is the place to discuss this.

All lot of folks here ride ATV's, thanks for the great info..
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:06 PM
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I took the test last week. Pretty simple. It's an "open Book" test basically so no excuse not to pass with 100%. If you have kids that ride, you and your child must be certified now. If it's just you or a spouse, then depending on your age you have some time before you are required to be certified. No cost to take the test either so no excuses.
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