Wisconsin State-Approved Boat Rental Course

Take this official Wisconsin course for boat renters, print your temporary certificate, and be on the water in about an hour.

Get Certified to Rent in 3 Steps

  1. Study & Pass the Wisconsin Boat Rental Course

    After you study the free online course material, you will have the option to take the Practice Exam or go straight to the 25-question Temporary Boating Certification Exam. (If you don’t pass the Temporary Boating Certification Exam the first time, don’t worry. Keep taking the exam for free until you pass.)

    Important! You must be at least 16 years old to take this online rental safety course.

  2. Pay and Print Your Temporary Boating Certificate

    After passing with score of at least 80% and paying the $11 course fee, you’ll instantly print out a Temporary Boating Certificate, which is your temporary permit to legally rent a boat or PWC and operate it on Wisconsin waters.

  3. Get Your Rental and Get on the Water!

    With your Temporary Boating Certificate, you can legally rent a boat or PWC anywhere in Wisconsin. Your Temporary Boating Certificate is valid until the end of the calendar year. (To get a lifetime WI Boater Education Card, you can take the complete and official Boat Wisconsin Course.)

    Ready? Start the Rental Course Now →

Who is this course for?

This course is for Wisconsin residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate, but who wish to rent a boat or PWC to operate on WI waters.

How long does the temporary rental certification last?

After passing this course, your Temporary Boating Certificate is valid until the end of the calendar year.

Are there any age requirements?

You must be at least 16 years old to take this course.

How much does it cost?

The course, exam, and Temporary Boating Certificate are $11. You pay only when you pass, and you have unlimited exam attempts. The passing score is 80%.

Do I have to complete it all at once?

No, you can complete the online course at your own pace, starting and stopping as often as you like. We will keep track of your progress.

How long does it take?

You can complete the course as quickly as you'd like. Most students spend 1-2 hours to study and pass the exam.