100% Iowa‐Approved Boating Safety Course
Iowa-Approved Boating Course
The Iowa Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
United States Coast Guard Recognized
The Iowa Boat Ed Course is recognized by the United States Coast Guard as meeting the standards of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.
USCG Auxiliary Course Provider
Boat Ed is the only boater safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed, civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard.
The Iowa Boat Ed Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and meets U.S. Boating Education Standards.
NASBLA is a U.S. nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
The NASBLA standards are intended to prescribe the minimum body of knowledge necessary to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable boating. In addition, the proposed standard of care is predicated on reducing risks in recreational boating based on empirical accident and boating violation statistics.
Get Certified Online!
Take this Iowa–approved course to complete your online boating safety education. Boat-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.Lifetime Card
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