The ROV E-Course

COHV in partnership with its USA counterpart ROHVA has introduced the ROV – Canada online e-course for ROV drivers. The ROV E-Course is a free, multi-media, interactive online safety course available here 24/7. The E-Course is an important resource for the growing community of ROV enthusiasts and reinforces:

  • Key risk factors associated with ROV operation
  • Safe driving practices that will reduce risk of injury
  • The best resources for learning about your particular vehicle


The two-hour safety course helps develop safe driving habits but it is not a “learn to drive” course. It is intended to improve awareness about ROVs and inspire a safety-minded approach to off-road recreation. Users can save their progress and stop the course at any time and pick up later where they left off.

At the end of the course you have the option of taking an ROV safety quiz to test what you have learned. Click here to view the ROV – Canada online e-course:


What is an ROV also referred to as a side by side or a UTV?

Fun, functional and definitely versatile, ROVs, or recreational off-highway vehicles, are a new breed of machine, attracting the attention of outdoor enthusiasts in ever-increasing numbers. When adventure calls, ROVs have what it takes, whether it’s transporting gear to a favorite campsite or simply exploring the great outdoors. Intended primarily for recreational use, ROVs also have carved a niche in the workplace, including farming, construction, and just about anywhere there’s a job to be done.


ROVs vs. ATVs

The most noticeable differences include the fact that ROVs have a steering wheel, acceleration foot pedal and a brake foot pedal, and they are “driven.” ATVs have a handlebar for steering, a throttle controlled by pushing a thumb lever next to the handgrip, and hand lever(s) for front and/or rear brake(s) and a foot pedal for the rear brake. And unlike ROVs, ATVs are “ridden.” Learn more: – left tab “About side-by-side off-road vehicles”