DETROIT (WWJ) – For the first time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is endorsing an online snowmobile safety course aimed at young people. WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports it is being offered by Fresh Air Educators.

Successful completion of the online course would satisfy Michigan’s snowmobile safety education requirement for power sled operators between 12- and 17-years-old.

Teens between those ages are also required to carry a safety training certificate with them whenever they operate a snowmobile in Michigan.

The online course, which costs $29.95, does not replace in-person classroom courses, which will still be offered around the state.

The entire snowmobile safety course can be studied free of charge at any time. Registration is free, and you can complete the first chapter before payment is collected. To obtain a safety training certificate, teens must pass a 60 question final exam with a score of at least 80 percent.

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