You are on License
State of Wisconsin *
Help  |  Site Map  |  Subject Directory  |  Agency Index  |  Feedback

* License Home
* Portal Home
* Government
* Public Services
* Business
* Education
* Wisconsin Facts
* Health & Safety
* Relocation
* Visiting


Detailed Information for : All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Student Safety Certification
Certificate granted to individuals who complete the ATV safety course, which covers the principles of ATV safety. The purpose of the program is to reduce the potential for ATV accidents; to reduce the potential for conflict between ATV riders, landowners, and other resource users; and to promote safe, responsible, and ethical use of the environment and natural resources.  
License Type:



Anyone is eligible to take the class and receive a safety education completion certificate. The certificate does not become valid until the child reaches 12 years of age. The certificate is required for all ATV operators age 12 and those born on or after January 1, 1988 that wants to operate an ATV in areas open to the public.

All WI Recreational Safety Students are required to obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number before the completion of any Recreational Safety Class and will also be required to provide that WI DNR Customer ID Number along with students personal information to the instructor.  You can obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number 7AM to 10PM by calling WI DNR Customer Service at 1-888-936-7463 or you can visit a WI DNR Service Center during their regular scheduled hours.  For WI DNR Service Center hours and locations go to


Registration is done through the volunteer instructor. Please visit the WDNR All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Education webpage for more information and listing of available upcoming classes.

To Apply Directly Online:

Operators of ATVs have a convenient online method to receive ATV Safety Certification through an Internet Web course available at

Wisconsin Statutes:

All-terrain vehicle (23.33(5))

Administrative Rules/Codes:

All-terrain vehicles (NR 19.50)

Contact Information
Law Enforcement
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
7:45 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday  
Mail Address:
PO BOX 7921, LE/8, Madison, WI 53707  
Street Address:
101 South Webster, Madison, WI 53703  
Agency Web Site:
Download Acrobat Download Acrobat Reader from Adobe
to be able to read PDF files.
For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.