All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training Licenses

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You need a license to operate as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training organization or instructor.

ATV Safety Training Organizations

How to apply for an ATV safety training organization license

To apply for your license, submit the following:

Once you have completed these forms and collected all documents, schedule an appointment with a DMV inspector office to submit your paperwork and fees and take a written examination. You have three attempts to pass the written exam.

Your application and fees are valid for one year. If you do not complete your application within the year, you will need to reapply, repay the fees, and retake the exam.

You will also need to undergo a background investigation.

Fees

  • $150 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 for family support program
  • $42 per owner if you submit fingerprint card(s) in-lieu of live scan receipt
  • $70 for each branch license or license modification, or change in corporate structure

How to renew an ATV safety training organization license

To renew your license, complete a Driving School Owner, Traffic Violator School Owner, and All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training Organization Renewal Application (OL 45A) and mail it to the address on the form. 

Fees

  • $50 renewal application fee
  • $1 for family support program

How to modify an ATV safety training organization license

To modify an existing license, complete an Application for Modification to a Driving School Owner License and All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training Organization (OL 226) and mail it to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Business Licensing Unit
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

Fee

  • $15 duplicate or replacement license fee

ATV Safety Training Instructors

How to apply for an ATV safety training instructor license

To apply for your license, submit the following:

Once you have completed these forms and collected all of the documents, schedule an appointment at a DMV inspector office to submit your paperwork and fees and take a written examination. You have three attempts to pass the written exam.

Your application and fees are valid for one year. If you do not complete your application within the year, you will need to reapply, repay the fees, and retake the exam.

You will also need to undergo a background investigation.

Fees

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • $15 duplicate or replacement fee (if applicable)
  • $1 for family support program

How to renew an ATV safety training instructor license

To renew your license, complete an Application for Driver Instructor and All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Instructor License (OL 16I) and mail it to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing Branch
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

Fees

  • $15 renewal application fee
  • $1 for family support program

How to modify an ATV safety training instructor license

To modify an existing license, complete and submit the relevant form(s):

Mail your completed form and fees to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing Branch
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

Fees

  • $15 transfer of license (to another organization) fee

Current approved program providers

Specialty Vehicle Institute of America
2 Jenner Street Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618
Contact: (949) 727-3727
License #E6002
Issued 7/15/2002

ATV safety training licensing authority

California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§111.3, 1651, and 11100 to 11114. The CVC is available for purchase from DMV.

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