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Official Illinois Snowmobile Safety Course

Take this Illinois–approved course to complete your online snowmobile safety education. Snowmobile-Ed.com is a delegated provider for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Get snowmobile operator certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go snowmobiling!

Do you need Illinois Snowmobile education?

You need education if you are 12 to 15 years old and will be riding in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Requirements

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Illinois to take this online course.

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What to Expect From Snowmobile Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe snowmobiling practices.

Watch this 46-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in Illinois Snowmobile Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Snowmobile safety education established by Illinois. Snowmobile Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Snowmobile laws and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Snowmobile Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

Illinois Approved

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702-1271

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

How Do I Get My State Snowmobile License?

Snowmobile education is currently required in many states. An approved Snowmobile safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency. For more information, see the Illinois Snowmobile Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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Illinois Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course cost?

The Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course fee is $34.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Illinois Snowmobile education?

You need education if you are 12 to 15 years old and will be riding in Illinois.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Illinois to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources?

The Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Is my Illinois Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency accepted elsewhere?

Most states and provinces that have mandatory education requirements will accept the Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency. (This is known as “reciprocity.”) If you plan to operate in another state or province, make sure you check their reciprocity laws before doing so.

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Illinois Snowmobile Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 30 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Illinois Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency?

The Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency will arrive within 2–3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency, go to https://ilostmycard.com/.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Snowmobile Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)