Youth ATV Training

Minnesota requires ATV operators born after July 1, 1987 and OHM riders under the age of 16 are required to complete an approved safety course before riding on public lands. To complete Youth ATV training, there is a two-step process. 

Step 1: Online Training Course

The online Youth ATV Safety Training class is an introductory class designed primarily for the ATV rider with little or no experience in ATV operation. Students obtain and study the safety information on the interactive online course at their own pace in the comfort of their own home under the guidance of a parent or guardian. Depending on the youth’s age and experience, the online course should take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Children will not be allowed to participate in the field training unless they have first completed the Youth ATV Safety Online Course and bring proof of completion upon arrival at class.

  • Online Training Course Link:
  • Make sure to print the certificate to demonstrate proof of completion 

Step 2: Hands-On Safety Classroom Review & Riding Performance Course

Children must attend a one-day Youth ATV Training classroom review and riding performance course. Our Youth ATV Training is hosted by the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club in partnership with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Children ages 10 through 15 years are welcome to attend. 


  • Helmet
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Proof of completion of the online Youth ATV Online Training (printed certificate)

Additional Information/FAQs:

  • Space is limited, so sign up early.  
  • There is no fee for the field day training.
  • ATVs will be provided and we ask that attendees do not bring their own ATVs.  
  • Class will occur rain or shine.  


For more information on ATV training, contact Recreational Safety Deputy Max Kes at (952) 496-8330 or email at or Kimberly Beck at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club at or 952-447-2272.