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A Course on Responsible Boating

Boater education is a good idea for all Idaho boaters. Not only will you learn how to boat safely, but becoming certified also can save you money on your boat or PWC insurance. You have two ways to be certified.

  1. Over the Internet … Learn what you need to know to be a safe boat or personal watercraft (PWC) operator online! The complete course with exciting visuals awaits you on the Net. Interactive graphics help you learn and retain information on boating safely in Idaho. Successfully complete the online test, and you will receive your boater education certificate by mail
    Start today at or at
  2. In a classroom … Share the learning experience with other interested students and a qualified instructor. Classes are offered by the county sheriff’s office, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons, and community education organizations. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation can help you find a classroom course in your area. For more information:
    Call 208-334-4199 or visit