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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Idaho Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Idaho Boater Education Certificate.

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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Idaho, you must have an Idaho Certificate of Registration and validation stickers to operate your vessel legally on public waters. The only exceptions are:

  • Manually propelled vessels (for example: canoes, rafts, and kayaks)
  • Float tubes (without a motor)
  • Sailboards
  • Vessels properly registered in another state and using Idaho waters for 60 or fewer consecutive days
  • Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard