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ATV safety
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Snowmobile safety
Learn about snowmobiling 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
  • by visiting a DNR service center during regular scheduled hours.

The following are DNR-approved online courses:

Hunter Education Courses

Online Internet Hunter Education Course + 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.

Adult (18+) Online Internet Hunter Education Test Out - Anyone 18 years of age or older can register for an adult test out scheduled bi-monthly at WI DNR service centers throughout WI. This option requires completion of an online course. The three acceptable online courses are:

An additional $10.00 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 Course

Adult (18+) Online Archery 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.

The 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.


Operators of all-terrain vehicles can receive ATV safety certification through Internet web courses. The online courses are available at [exit DNR] and [exit DNR]. Students can take a course at any age, but will not receive their official certification until they turn 12 years of age.


Operators of snowmobiles can receive snowmobile safety certification through Internet web courses. The online courses are available at [exit DNR] and [exit DNR]. Students must be 16 or older in order to become certified by these online courses.


Boat education course [exit DNR]: Three-hour course is 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 [exit DNR] This course is suitable for boaters of any age and reading skills. This course takes a minimum of three hours to complete.

Wisconsin-approved boat rental course [exit DNR] for Wisconsin residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate, but who wish to rent a boat or 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: Monday January 26 2015