Welcome Idaho Boaters!
This handbook is published by
Boat Ed, the official provider
of Idaho's boating safety course.
Although this handbook is a convenient
reference tool, students wanting
to receive official Idaho boating
certification would benefit from
studying Boat Ed's comprehensive
boat safety course.
safety course material has
been developed in conjunction with
Idaho State Parks and Recreation, and is the same
material used in their classroom
courses. Take the
official Idaho boating safety
Boating Basics includes: vessel length and capacity,
fueling, float plans, navigational rules, U.S. Aids to Navigation,
weather and other boating emergencies, and personal watercraft
It's the Law includes: registering information,
registration fees, display of numbers, legal operating age, required
equipment, unlawful operation, boating under the influence, reporting
accidents, enforcement, environmental restrictions, and laws governing
PWCs and vessels towing skiers.
Idaho enforcement officers patrol our waterways to make your boating
experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following
the suggestions outlined in this manual as well as the rules of
common courtesy while operating your boat.