Frequently Asked Questions
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Minnesota Snowmobile students most frequently ask.
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Price and Payment
How much does the Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course cost?
The Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course fee is $29.50.
Is it safe to enter my credit card information online?
You can enter your credit card information online with confidence on our secure server. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Safety Courses 18008302268.”
Taking the Course
Do you need Minnesota Snowmobile education?
Safety training is recommended for everyone who operates a snowmobile. It is required for snowmobile riders born after Dec. 31, 1976.
What is the minimum age to take this online course?
You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.
Do I have to be a resident to take the Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course?
You do not have to be a resident of Minnesota to take this online course.
How long will it take to complete the course?
Typically it takes about 1-2 hours to go through the online course, excluding any quizzes and/or exams and re-studying that you may choose to do.
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources?
The Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Is my Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate accepted elsewhere?
All states and provinces that have mandatory education requirements will accept the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Likewise, Minnesota will accept certifications that are issued by other states and provinces. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Quizzes and/or Exams
I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?
If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it 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 Snowmobile 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.
How do I get my Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the $29.50 course. Throughout the Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Complete your age-dependent certification requirements.
If you are 16 years or older, after successfully completing the online course, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion.
If you are under 16 years of age, you’ll immediately print out your proof of online course completion, which you will need to bring with you to the . You need to locate and sign up for the . To sign up, go to .
Remember: Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the .
3. Get your Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
If you are 16 years or older, your Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate can be immediately printed after you successfully complete the Minnesota Snowmobile Ed Course and order your permanent certificate from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. You'll receive instructions on how to get your permanent certificate upon completion of this online course.
If you are under 16 years of age, you'll receive your permanent Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate after successfully completing the . You'll receive instructions on how to pay for and print your permanent Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate at .
Is there anything else I must do to be certified?
If you are 16 years or older, once you have completed all 3 steps for certification, you’re ready to get on the trails.
If you are under 16 years of age, after passing the online course, students must attend a provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. You must provide the instructor with your Temporary Certificate in order to participate.
Go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to search for a in your area or call 800-366-8917. You must schedule the in advance.
About Your Certification
What is the proof of online course completion?
Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print your proof of online completion and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
If you are under 16 years of age, you will need to bring this document with you to your .
What is the permanent Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate?
If you are 16 years or older, the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. You'll receive instructions on how to get your permanent certificate upon completion of this online course.
If you are under 16 years of age, the Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. After successful completion of the required , you will receive instructions on how to pay for and print your permanent Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate at the .
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
How do I replace my online course completion document if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed proof of course completion document, log in to the course and print a new one.
How do I replace my Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Certificate, go to http://licenses.dnr.state.mn.us/.
What are the minimum system requirements to access this course?
- A computer or mobile device with Internet access
- A soundcard and speakers or headphones
- A printer to print your course completion document
Can I access the course on my mobile device?
This course is designed to work on any mobile device, such as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, as well as your computer.
Username and Password
Where do I change my user information?
If you need to update your profile information or change your password, click on your username in the navigation bar at the top of the web page in the course. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
How do I reset my password?
If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Forgot Your Password page. You will need to enter your username and the email from your profile, and an email containing the link to reset your password will be sent. There is also a link to the Forgot Your Password? page on the Log In page for your convenience.
Will I lose everything if I log out?
When you log out, your progress is recorded so that when you log in again, you can pick up where you left off. When logging back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link for the last page viewed to go back to that part of the course.
How many times may I log in and out?
You may log in and out as many times as you wish. Your progress is monitored and saved.
What’s required to play the videos in the course?
Our course videos should play in all browsers. If a video is not showing up, your browser may require Adobe Flash to play them. You can download the Flash plugin for your browser at Adobe’s site.
If you are still having trouble, you might be able to find help at Vimeo’s FAQs. (Vimeo is the video player used in the course.)
What does the message “Your session has expired due to inactivity” mean?
If you have not been active within the course for more than 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out of your session. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity” will appear at the top of the course. Log back in, and you can continue interacting with the course. Your progress will have been recorded, and you should be able to continue where you left off in the course.
What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet?
If you are disconnected from the Internet, simply log back in and pick up where you left off. Your progress will be saved.
How can I contact customer support, if I have a question that isn’t covered here?
You may call us at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight CST and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
DNR Safety Training Section
15011 Hwy. 115
Little Falls, MN 56345