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A Course on Responsible Boating


Boater education certification is required by law for some Iowa boaters. Even if it’s not required for you, becoming certified may save you money on boat insurance. You have three ways to be certified:

1. Over the Internet…
Learn what you need to be a safe boat 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 Iowa. Successfully complete the online test, and you will receive an Iowa Department of Natural Resources boater education certificate by mail.
Start today at www.boat-ed.com/iowa

2. In a classroom…
Share the learning experience with other interested students and a qualified instructor. Iowa Department of Natural Resources can help you find a classroom course in your area.
Call 515-725-8200 for information
or visit www.iowadnr.gov

3. By correspondence…
Contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to find out about this home-study option.
Call 515-725-8200 for information