About the Study Guide

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

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Local Regulations

Many local waterways in Illinois have specific equipment and operational restrictions in addition to those covered in this unit. Be sure to check for local regulations before you go boating.

Marine Events

If a race, regatta, or other marine event is to be held on Illinois waters, you must apply for a permit from the Department of Natural Resources at least 30 days prior to the event.