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UTV & ATV Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of UTV & ATV Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned UTV & ATV certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the UTV & ATV Training Course?

Our ATV/UTV Safety Training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment and anatomy, maintenance and inspections, safe operations and stability, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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UTV & ATV Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSH Act of 1970 – General Duty Clause
  • 29 CFR 1926.21 – Training and Education
  • ANSI/SVIA 1-2017 – Consumer Product Safety Standard for Four Wheel All-Terrain Vehicle Equipment Configuration
  • Canada Standards

  • Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C, c. 1083)
  • Alberta – Alberta Transportation
  • B.C. – Ministry of Transportation, Insurance Corporation of B.C.
  • Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
  • New Brunswick – Department of Transportation
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Transportation and Works
  • Northwest Territories – Department of Transportation
  • Nova Scotia – Transportation and Public Works
  • Nunavut – Department of Economic Development and Transportation
  • Ontario – Ministry of Transportation, Ontario’s Drive Clean
  • Prince Edward Island – Transportation and Public Works
  • Québec – Ministère des Transports, Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec – SAAQ
  • Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Highways and Transportation
  • Yukon – Department of Highways and Public Works-Transportation-Road Safety

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need UTV & ATV Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things ATV/OHV

    Did You Know?

    From 2004 to 2013, there were 7,123 reported ATV-related deaths.

    Of the 7,123 reported deaths, nearly 16% of them involved children under the age of 16.

    From 1982 to 2013, Texas had the most reported ATV-related deaths at 735. (Source: CPSC).


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the difference between an ATV and a UTV?

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    An ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, is designed for only one rider and is typically only used for recreation. UTVs, or utility task vehicles, are equipped for two to six riders and can be used for both work and recreational purposes.

    Which one should I use?

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    If you just want to ride solo and have fun, then an ATV may work for you. These are good for racing and other recreational activities. They are also maneuverable. UTVs, on the other hand, are heavy-duty, stable, and functional for holding both cargo and multiple passengers. They also have a lower center of gravity, thus making it harder to flip.

    Do you have to have a driver’s license to operate an ATV or UTV?

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    It depends on the state. Some states require you to have a driver’s license if you will be operating an ATV or UTV on roads. Some states only require you to be accompanied by a licensed driver if you are under eighteen. There are no federal laws stating the age or licensing of ATV or UTV operators.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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