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

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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Indiana, you must have an Indiana certificate of registration to operate a vessel legally on public waters in Indiana. The only exceptions are:

  • Non-motorized vessels (vessels using an electric trolling motor require registration).
  • Vessels that are registered in another state and ...
    • Are operated on Indiana waters for 60 consecutive days or less or...
    • Have paid the current year's Indiana boat excise tax.