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The snowmobile education course is designed to teach students the principles of safe snowmobiling and how snowmobiling affects other people and the environment.
The following age restrictions apply to persons operating a snowmobile on public land, public ice, designated riding trails or designated riding areas in Iowa:
The focus of the DNR Snowmobile Education Program is to provide an education course that reduces the rate of accidents, injuries, property damage, and fatalities, while at the same time promoting the development of environmental stewards by educating our students about environmental concerns, energy conservation and proper maintenance of snowmobiles, and promoting the practice of only riding in legal areas and with landowner permission.
Students can attend an instructor-led class or take a certification course online. Students must complete a written exam with a minimum score of 80% to receive an education certificate. Cost of the course is $10 payable at time of class.
Online courses:To register for the online certification course, please go to
For information about classes or the Snowmobile Education Program, please contact DNR Customer Service at Phone: 515-725-8200 or Email: Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov