Iowa DNR Launches New Online Snowmobile Education Course
Posted: 01/18/2011

DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources now allows snowmobile education certification on the Internet, through This online course features a narrated and interactive study guide, as well as visual exam and quiz questions. Snowmobile riders ages 12 through 17 must have a snowmobile education certificate in order to ride a snowmobile on public land and public ice in Iowa.

Rhonda Fowler, snowmobile education program coordinator for the DNR, believes this new online course will be well received.

"Students have had a 'home study' option for the snowmobile safety certification for years. Now with the online program option, these students will have a more dynamic experience and we think students will prefer the narrations and interactive elements," she said.

In order to ensure a greater level of student participation and retention, the online snowmobile education course was made to cater to different learning styles. The course and exam questions contain hundreds of detailed illustrations, as well as narrated course content and interactive exercises.

The online snowmobile education course has a one-time fee of $34.95, which includes the course, chapter quizzes and unlimited attempts at the final snowmobile certification exam for Iowa. The course is also available to anyone as a free study guide.