Welcome Louisiana Boaters!
This handbook is published by
Boat Ed, the official provider
of Louisiana's boating safety course.
Although this handbook is a convenient
reference tool, students wanting
to receive official Louisiana boating
certification would benefit from
studying Boat Ed's comprehensive
boat safety course.
safety course material has
been developed in conjunction with
the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and is the same
material used in their classroom
courses. Take the
official Louisiana boating safety
Boater Education Required!
All persons born after January 1, 1984, who
are operating a vessel of more than 10 horsepower without
adult supervision, are required to complete an approved boating
education course successfully before operating alone.
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Louisiana 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