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ATV safety
Learn about ATVing in Wisconsin.
Boat safety
Learn about boating in Wisconsin.
Hunter safety
Learn about hunting in Wisconsin.
Snowmobile safety
Learn about snowmobiling in Wisconsin.
OHM safety
Learn about riding off-highway motorcycles in Wisconsin.

Online safety education courses

Requirements for all safety education courses

All Wisconsin recreational safety students are required to obtain a Wisconsin DNR Customer ID Number before the completion of any recreational safety class and will be required to provide that customer ID number along with students' personal information to the instructor.

You can obtain a DNR Customer ID Number:

  • online;
  • by calling DNR customer service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1-888-936-7463; or
  • by visiting a DNR service center during regular scheduled hours.

The following are DNR-approved online courses.

Hunter education courses

Hunter internet field day (no minimum age requirement)

Register with a certified online hunter education instructor who will direct you to an online course approved by the WI DNR. After passing the course, you will spend a day in the field reinforcing what you learned online, basic firearm safety and handling skills. You will be tested on what you have learned at the end of the field day. The field day is mandatory to earn your hunter education safety certification. Cost will vary depending on which website is used. The DNR-approved online courses are:

An additional $10.00 DNR fee is required to obtain your certification.

Hunter adult only (18+) online courses and in-person test out

Anyone 18 years of age or older can register for an adult test out scheduled bi-monthly at DNR service centers throughout Wisconsin. This option requires completion of an online course. The three acceptable online courses are:

An additional $10 DNR fee is required to obtain your certification.

Student must be 18 years old on or before the date of exam to enroll.

Archery education courses

Archery adult only (18+) online archery course

Wisconsin Bowhunter Ed Course [exit DNR] ($30.00) is a Wisconsin-approved online course covering all the information you need to get started. If you are 18 years of age or older, passing the online Wisconsin Bowhunter's Ed Course will complete your bowhunter education. Those under the age of 18 must complete an archery course taught by a certified DNR archery instructor.

Course features:

  • Education from the industry leading experts in bowhunting education.
  • Fun and egging content.
  • Videos, interactive animations and illustrations.
  • Designed for any device.
  • Customer support 8:30am to midnight.
  • Free to start. Free to study. Pay only when you pass.

ATV education courses

Operators of all-terrain vehicles can receive ATV safety certification through web courses. Students can take a course at any age, but will not receive their official certification until they turn 12 years of age.

Available online courses:

Off-highway motorcycles education courses

Operators of off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) can only receive safety certification through web courses. Students can take a course at any age, but the certification is not valid until they turn 12 years of age.

Previous Wisconsin ATV Safety graduates need only complete the OHM Safety certification short course which is free and offered online at ATVcourse.com [exit DNR].

Operators in need of both OHM and ATV safety certification may complete the online combination course available at either ATVcourse.com [exit DNR] or Wisconsin ATV Rider's Ed Course [exit DNR].

Snowmobile courses

Operators of snowmobiles can receive snowmobile safety certification through web courses. Students must be 16 or older in order to become certified by these online courses.

Available online courses:

Boating courses

Available online courses:

  • Boat Wisconsin Course [exit DNR] - A three-hour course split into short segments that are designed for easy comprehension and quick learning. This course has the identical text that students study in DNR's classroom courses, with more than 200 realistic drawings, more than an hour of streaming videos and interactive animations.
  • BoaterExam.com [exit DNR] - Suitable for boaters of any age and reading skills. This course takes a minimum of three hours to complete.
  • Wisconsin Boat Rental Course [exit DNR] - A course for Wisconsin residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate, but who wish to rent a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) to operate on Wisconsin waters. The course covers all the information you'll need to know to receive your temporary boating certificate.
Last revised: Tuesday September 20 2016