ATV Skills Training Certification

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This is the ATV rider skills course that forms the basis for all other ATV courses offered by National ATV Schools. It is done on site with a personal instructor teaching and evaluating a maximum of 8 riders. It ensures that the rider, be they novice or very experienced, has the proper riding techniques to negotiate varying terrain in a safe manner. Participants who successfully and safely complete all components of this course will receive the National ATV Schools ATV Skills Training Certification. This certification meets or exceeds all governmental Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Some training providers will claim a 5 ½ hour training program. In reality, if done properly and including breaks (water, food, rest) the ATV Skills Training course is a 6 ½ to 8 hour course that involves approximately 80% riding skills training with about 20% theory. All learning materials are provided for the course. The student rider will need to bring their own safety equipment which will include the following:

  1. Approved motorcycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ANSI, and DOT).
  2. Eye protection (goggles, impact resistant glasses).
  3. Long sleeve shirt.
  4. Long pants.
  5. Ankle supporting closed toe footwear.
  6. Gloves.

The student is also expected to provide their own ATV, which must pass a pre-course safety check prior to being allowed on the course.

It is recommended that the student have a good breakfast prior to the course and bring a lunch and water. The course is physically demanding. Training is held in all but extreme weather and therefore appropriate clothing should be brought.

To book a course or for further information please contact National ATV Schools. Training is offered at a site near you or on location pending site approval.

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Towing a General Utility Trailer with an ATV Certification

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Participants for this course must have successfully completed the ATV Ridercourse prior to receiving this training. Towing a trailer with an ATV covers the safety issues to consider prior to pulling a trailer with an ATV such as equipment pre-inspection, loading and towing safety considerations and affects on the ATVs' handling. The student will cover theory and practical lessons in a 3 hour class (depending on class size). This training is frequently added to the ATV Skills Training Course and the Transporting and Loading an ATV course to form a complete training program to prepare workers who will be towing a trailer with an ATV in the work environment.

Participants who successfully and safely complete all components of this course will receive the National ATV Schools course completion certificate.

The student rider will need to bring their own safety equipment which will include the following:

  1. Approved motorcycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ANSI, and DOT).
  2. Eye protection (goggles, impact resistant glasses).
  3. Long sleeve shirt.
  4. Long pants.
  5. Ankle supporting closed toe footwear.
  6. Gloves.

The student is also expected to provide their own ATV, which must pass a pre-course safety check prior to being allowed on the course. Any trailers provided by the participants must also pass a pre-course safety check prior to being allowed on the course.

The student should provide the trailer which they intend to tow with the ATV to get the most benefit from the course. Many of the skills are transferable to other trailer designs however each style may have it?s own particularities. The trainers will provide two trailers per class for general demonstration purposes. Training is held in all but extreme weather and therefore appropriate clothing should be brought.

NOTE: This course is not intended for ALL possible trailer types. Some designs such as special function utility trailers, homemade or manufactured trailers and rescue type trailers MAY require specialty training. Please consult with National ATV Schools if you require specialty training.

To schedule training or for further information please contact National ATV Schools. Training is offered at a site near you or on location pending site approval.

Transporting and Loading an ATV Certification

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Transporting & Loading training covers the safety aspects of transporting, loading and unloading ATVs from trailers or pickup trucks using different types of trailers as well as ramps. The student will cover theory and practical lessons in a 2 hour class (depending on class size) and will get to load and unload an ATV and secure it safely to the trailer of pickup truck. This training is frequently added to the ATV Skills Training course and Towing a trailer with an ATV course to form a complete 1 ½ day training program to prepare workers who will be transporting their own ATVs into the field.

Participants who successfully and safely complete all components of this course will receive the National ATV Schools course completion certificate.

The student rider will need to bring their own safety equipment which will include the following:

  1. Approved motorcycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ANSI, and DOT).
  2. Eye protection (goggles, impact resistant glasses).
  3. Long sleeve shirt.
  4. Long pants.
  5. Ankle supporting closed toe footwear.
  6. Gloves.

The student is also expected to provide their own ATV, which must pass a pre-course safety check prior to being allowed on the course.

The student should provide the trailer or pickup truck with which they intend to transport the ATV to get the most benefit from the course. Many of the skills are transferable to other trailer designs however each style may have it?s own particularities. The trainers will provide one trailer and pickup per class for general demonstration purposes. Training is held in all but extreme weather and therefore appropriate clothing should be brought.

To schedule training or for further information please contact National ATV Schools. Training is offered at a site near you or on location pending site approval.

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