Welcome Illinois Boaters!
This handbook is published by
Boat Ed, the official provider
of Illinois's boating safety course.
Although this handbook is a convenient
reference tool, students wanting
to receive official Illinois boating
certification would benefit from
studying Boat Ed's comprehensive
boat safety course.
safety course material has
been developed in conjunction with
the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and is the same
material used in their classroom
courses. Take the
official Illinois boating safety
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.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources enforcement officers
patrol our waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant.
Cooperate with them by following the suggestions outlined in this
handbook as well as the rules of common courtesy while operating