Free Hands-On ATV Certification Courses


Utah law requires youth, ages 8 to 15 years (or until they receive their state issued driver’s license), to complete a Utah Division of Parks and Recreation off-highway vehicle (OHV) education course before operating on public lands, roads or trails.  

While an online course is offered, TriCounty Health Department along with Utah State Parks, is offering a unique opportunity for a free hands-on training to local youth.  Beside the written exam, this course offers a chance for youth to receive education from an instructor regarding all aspects of safely operating a machine including:

  • safe riding
  • proper machine sizing
  • weight distribution
  • responsible and ethical riding
  • proper handling and shifting
  • riding within your ability

Youth are shown techniques and then able to use them on a course in order for them to become comfortable and demonstrate their newly learned skills. Once the test has been passed and the course completed, a permanent operator license will be mailed to the participant.

There is a limit of 15 youth that can participate in the course and pre-registration is necessary.  Parents can register their youth by calling Tricounty Health Department or 435-822-3061.  Study manuals can be picked up at either TriCounty Health Department location or found by clicking here.

Classes are scheduled at the Centennial Event Center in Duchesne on April 22 and Buckskin Hills on April 29.  Both courses begin at 8 a.m.  Pre-registered youth need to have their own properly sized, registered machine (no sharing or side by sides).  Please wear proper gear- long pants and sleeves, over-the-ankle boots, eye protection, gloves and a helmet.  A limited supply of helmets will be available to purchase for a reduced cost.

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