Q. What is the Iowa Snowmobile Education 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 Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Q. Who needs the Iowa Snowmobile Education Certificate?
A. In Iowa a Snowmobile Education Certificate is required for all riders who are at least 12 years of age but fewer than 18 years of age. Operators over the age of 11 but less than the age of 16 MUST also be accompanied by a qualified person.
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 coursework and the final certification exam from home and at your own pace. Our course is fully narrated and features numerous interactive exercises that help bring the topics to life. The online study guide is approved by the Iowa DNR and covers 100% of the snowmobile safety final exam, to get your snowmobile safety certificate.
Q. How exactly do I complete the online snowmobile course to get my Iowa Snowmobile Education Certificate?
A. You can obtain your Iowa Snowmobile Education Certificate in 4 easy steps:
- Study the Online Snowmobile Safety Course
- Successfully pass each End of Chapter Quiz
- Successfully pass the Snowmobile Safety Final Exam
- Get your Iowa Snowmobile Education Certificate (print a temp card right away and get your permanent card in the mail!)
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. Then you must also achieve a grade of 80% (48/60) to pass the final snowmobile safety certification exam.
Q. What happens if I fail a chapter quiz or the final 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 necessarily see the same questions again.
Q. How much does the online Snowmobile Safety Course cost?
A. The one-time course fee is $29.95, along with a $5 DNR fee. The course fee includes unlimited attempts at the final exam, and printing of your snowmobile safety certificate.
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 not required to take formal snowmobile training in order to obtain your snowmobile safety certificate or to ride on Iowa's public trails.
Q. Is there a time limit to complete the online course?
A. You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment at which time your access to the course will expire.