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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
instructor-led course is $10 payable at the time of class. The cost of the
online course includes the $5 certification fee.
November 19, 20169:00 am – 4 pmCarqwest, 801 8th Street N, Northwood, IowaBring a sack lunchPreregister with instructor: Joe at 641-424-8536 or 641-425-8336 Course fee is $10.00
December 3, 20169:00 am – 5:00 pmUAW, 411 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, IowaPizza lunch provided by Central Iowa SnowmobilersPreregister with instructors: Darren at 641-750-3016, Angie at 641-485-4021, or Tom at 641-751-4618Course fee is $10.00
December 3, 20168 am – 4pmISU Extension Office, 1417 N Franklin St., Manchester, Iowa 52057Lunch provided by Snow Pioneers snowmobile clubRegister with Diane or Larry at 563-927-5934Course fee is $10.00
December 3, 20168 am – 4pmHometown Pizza, 103 Main Street, Coulter, IowaLunch provided by Iowa River RidersRegister with Chad at 641-425-6855Course fee is $10.00
December 3, 20168 am – 4pmHancock County Courthouse, Law Enforcement Center, 855 State Street, Garner, IowaBring a sack lunchPreregister with Ross at 641-923-2871Course Fee is $10.00
December 4, 20169:00 am- 5:00 pmKuennen’s House of Power, 455 Main St W, Maynard, IowaLunch and snack provided by Trail Blaz-zers Snowmobile Club - $5.00 per studentClass size is limited to 25 studentsPreregister with Kate 563-920-3306 or Randy 563-920-5989Course fee is $10.00
December 10, 20168:00 am – 4:00 pmNorthwest Iowa Community College, 603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IowaLunch: Bring a sack lunchPreregister by calling Evan Bensley at 1-800-352-4907Course Fee: $10.00
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