Andover SnoDragons

MN DNR Safety Training

2017 Fall Safety Training is fast approaching! - Click HERE for more information.

The most positive aspect of being a part of the Andover Sno Dragons Snowmobile Club is being able to provide instruction on the safe use of snowmobiles to the young riders of the area. The club hosts the Minnesota DNR Youth Snowmobile Safety Course, having several State Certified Instructors among our group. We have the participants review all the materials provided for us by the MN DNR, as well as have them listen to speakers on the subject of snowmobile safety.

The Law (since October 1, 2002): Anyone born after December 31, 1976 must have a snowmobile safety certificate to operate a snowmobile anywhere in Minnesota. The Youth and Young Adult Safety Course is available to youth ages 11 years and older (although students are eligible to participate in the course and take the tests at age 11, the DNR will not issue their official valid safety certificate until their 12th birthday). Persons 16 years of age and older are eligible to take the Adult Safety Course instead if they choose.

The CD Based youth snowmobile safety training class is an introductory class designed primarily for the snowmobile rider with little or no experience in snowmobile operation. Students obtain and study the safety information on the interactive CD at their own pace in the comfort of their own home under the guidance of a parent or guardian.  Depending on the youth’s age and experience, the CD should take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Once they complete the CD, students print out a ‘voucher of completion’ and look on the DNR website to find and register for a one day Snowmobile Safety CD class in their area.  The one day class includes classroom review of priority safety information and a performance driving course.  A fee of up to $5.00 may be collected by the instructor for any fees they incur to conduct the class. Each student will also pay an on-line DNR fee of $5.00 upon completion of the course.

Please Note: You will not be allowed to participate in the classroom review/performance test unless you have first completed the Youth Snowmobile Safety CD.

These classes will be at Andover Elementary School on Hanson Blvd.

Link to the class information on the DNR Website:

For Youth (ages 11 and up), fall 2017 CD class schedules are as follows:

Class 1:

 - Instruction and supplies provided to students; parents should attend

 - Instruction, quiz, and driving test will be completed.

Please complete and mail the following form:  Safety Training Registration Form

The Adult Course takes a close look at the causes of accidents, speed and reaction times, stopping distances, group riding, and the effects of long term injuries and death on family and friends. In addition to receiving their DNR Safety Certificate, adults can get an endorsement on their actual driver's license after successful completion of the course. There is another ways to earn the Adult Safety Certificate.  Snowmobilers over the age of 16 can do the following:

The Minnesota DNR has developed an Independent Study CD to complete the requirements of the Adult Snowmobile Course. The CD is available by contacting the DNR Information Center at 1-888-646-6367, or 651-296-6157, or

To learn the dates and times of additional DNR Safety classes being offered, please contact the Minnesota DNR or Minnesota United Snowmobile Association (MnUSA) for listings of other Snowmobile Safety Training classes being offered around the state, or contact the Snowmobile Safety Training Program Headquarters at 1-800-366-8917.