Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

A. The Snowmobile Safety Certificate is proof that you have completed a Snowmobile Safety Course and Certification Exam that are approved by the state of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Q. Who needs the New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

A. In New York a Snowmobile Safety Certificate is required for all riders who are at least 10 years old and under 18 years old. Youths age 10 through 13 also need to be accompanied (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.

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

A. With the online snowmobile safety course you have the convenience of completing the course and quizzes from home and at your own pace before attending a classroom course. Our course is fully narrated and features numerous interactive exercises that help bring the topics to life. The online study guide is a study tool recognized by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and will help prepare you for the snowmobile safety final exam, to get your snowmobile safety certificate.

Q. How exactly do I complete the online snowmobile course to prepare myself to get my New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate?

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

  1. Study the Online Snowmobile Safety Course
  2. Successfully pass each practice quiz
  3. Register for an in-person snowmobile safety class and pass the Snowmobile Safety Final Exam
  4. Get your New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate

Q. What is the passing grade for the online snowmobile course?

A. You must achieve a grade of 80% (8/10) or higher to pass each chapter quiz.

Q. What happens if I fail a chapter quiz?

A. No problem! You're here to learn. Simply review your answers and try the quiz again. There are no penalties if you fail, and you can retry at any time. Note, however, that quizzes are generated at random. When you retry the quiz, you won't necessarily see the same questions again.

Q. How much does the online Snowmobile Safety Course cost?

A. The online New York State Snowmobile Safety Course is FREE. This includes registration, studying the interactive course manual as well as unlimited attempts at the chapter quizzes.

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

A. Yes! You can take the online course and certification exam on your time, any time of the day.

Q. Once I'm done with this online course, do I need to take hands-on Snowmobile Training?

A. No. Although hands-on snowmobile safety training is a good idea for all new and novice riders, you are only required to take an in-classroom snowmobile safety course in order to obtain your snowmobile safety certificate or to ride on New York's public trails.

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

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