Snowmobile Safety Classes

A snowmobile safety class is required for all Illinois children from the ages of 12 to 16 years,
as well as for adults that do not posses a valid Illinois drivers license.

The Illinois Snowmobile Education Course consists of a minimum eight hours of instruction.

These courses cover the basics in maintenance and repair of snowmobiles, proper and safe operation, the history of snowmobiling, first aid, protection of the environment, and the state laws. As in other courses various visual aids are provided to enhance the quality of instructions. (Children 10-11 are welcome to attend, however they will not receive their safety certificate until their 12th birthday.) Youngsters are also required to have a safety certificate in all surrounding snow states. Surrounding states do accept an Illinois safety certificate as proof of proper training.

Students attending Illinois safety classes MUST be pre-registered in order to attend a class. Class sizes are limited and walk-ins are not accepted. Please call the phone number for the class you choose for details as to the location for the class. If your child is pre-registered and cannot make the class, please notify the instructor prior to the class so children that may be on a wait list can attend.

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Snowmobile Safety Class Schedule

Lockwood Park – Rockford Park Dist.
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford
Use Entrance 2 and go to Cookhouse
Starts at 8am.
To Register call (815)987-8874 (Rfd. Park Dist. Police number)

McHenry County Government Center
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office
2200 North Seminary Ave, Woodstock
Please pre-register with Cathy Hardt at (815)334-4739 or

Pre-registration is required. Call the number listed by the date and location of the class you wish to attend. Please note that most class sizes are limited. Instructors are volunteers and are not paid. Please remember to cancel your reservation if you find you cannot attend the class so that your spot can be filled by another student. For additional classes scheduled after the magazine deadline, please visit the IASC website or call the IDNR office at 800-832-2599 or 216-557-9206, the IASC office at 815-795-2021, Pat Pendergast at 309-344-2554. If you have lost your Snowmobile Safety Certificate verifying that you have passed the required safety class, visit the IDNR website at