Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

A. The Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed a Snowmobile Safety Course that is approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Q. Who needs the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

A. In Minnesota, all snowmobile operators who are at least 12 years of age and born after December 31st, 1976 are required to take a Minnesota-approved Snowmobile Safety Course and obtain a Snowmobile Safety Certificate before riding on public lands.

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

A. With the online Snowmobile Safety Course, you will learn all about snowmobile safety from the comfort of your own home! Study the narrated, interactive online course, then take the visual snowmobile safety exam to get certified.

Q. How exactly do I complete the online snowmobile course to get my Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

A. You can obtain your Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate in 4 easy steps:

  1. Study the Online Snowmobile Safety Course
  2. Successfully pass each End of Chapter Quiz
  3. Successfully pass the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Final Online Exam
  4. Youth between ages 11 and 15 must book follow up class with the DNR while students over the age of 16 can complete the self-certification completely online!

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% (40/50) or higher to pass the final exam.

Q. What happens if I fail a chapter quiz or the final Minnesota Snowmobile 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 Snowmobile Safety Course cost?

A. The one-time course fee is $29.95. The fee includes the quizzes and the final exam.

Q. Can I take the Snowmobile Safety Course anytime? Day or Night?

A. Absolutely! You can take the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Course AND the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Exam at any time of the day!

Q. Once I'm done with this online course, do I need to take follow-up Snowmobile training?

A. A follow-up training course is only required for youth between ages of 11 and 15 and can be booked with the Minnesota DNR. However, it is a good idea for all snowmobile riders, especially new riders, to take a hands-on course. Successfully passing the online course and exam will meet the requirements to earn your Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

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

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