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In addition to other measures taken by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to further stop the spread of Covid 19, the DNR is suspending its in-person, instructor-led snowmobile education courses for the 2020/2021 winter season. This is being done to reduce the exposure risk to students, volunteer instructors, and their families to COVID-19.
The DNR is encouraging the use of online services where possible. Snowmobilers needing an education certificate may select the remote option: www.SnowmobileCourse.com
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.
For information about classes or the Snowmobile Education Program, please contact DNR Customer Service at Phone: 515-725-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between 12 and 17?
Then you need to successfully complete an Iowa-Approved Snowmobile Safety Course before riding on public lands. One option available is to certify online.
Ready? Get Certified!
Call Ross at 641-923-2871
Please bring a sack lunch.