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Snowmobile Safety Class Certification and Exam


Snowmobile Safety Class Certification and Exam

Saturday, January 07

8 AM - 5 PM

Adults, families with children ages 11 and up.

Registration is closed.


Snowmobile Safety Class Certification and Exam
Passing the written exam at the end of the class allows youth ages 12 to 16 to operate a snowmobile on their own.

This program is primarily designed to train young people between the ages of 12 and 16. Students under the age of 11 may not participate in the exam to receive certification.

Persons 12 and over completing the minimum eight hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency.

Students between the age of 11–12 years old will receive their certificate upon their 12th birthday.

Age 10 years and less than 12 years of age may operate under a parent or guardian's direct control. No person under 10 years of age may operate a snowmobile.

Illinois winters are very unpredictable and when we receive enough snow for snowmobiling everyone is anxious to ride. Besides teaching basic safety principles, the course attempts to develop the proper attitude of respect for others and the environment. The development of this respect and correct safety procedures are essential if snowmobiling is to continue to grow and give hours of enjoyment as a leisure time recreational activity in Illinois.

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources online for more information about Snowmobile Safety Education.

FREE. Registration required. Register online below, or by phone at 847-968-3404.


Operations and Public Safety Facility 19808 West Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, IL, 60046
Call Us:
Operations 847-367-6640. Rangers 847-968-3404

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