Must use code SPRINGABOARD15 to receive 30% off the standard course fee. (Course fees vary by state.)
Offers expire at 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 26, 2015.
Offer valid for all students who complete the course and pay the course fee at checkout from April 20, 2015, through April 26, 2015.
Offer applies to students who registered for a course before April 20, 2015, but the course must be completed and the course fee paid by 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 26, 2015, to be eligible for the promotion.
Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Persons 12 to 17 years old who operate a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Iowa
Get your Iowa Boater Education Certificate in 3 steps.
Study and Pass the Iowa Boater Safety Course
Study the free online course material. After completing the course, you’ll take the Iowa Certification Exam.
(You have 2 attempts to pass the Certification Exam. If you fail the final attempt, you will be required restart the course.)
Pay and Print Your Temporary Certificate
After passing and paying the $29.50 course fee, you’ll instantly print out a temporary certificate, which is your temporary operating permit, and purchase your required lifetime card for a $5.00 state fee.
Receive Your Boater Education Card in the Mail
Your lifetime Iowa Boater Education Certificate will arrive by mail in 3-4 weeks. (Use your Boater Education Certificate to get on the water immediately after passing the course and until your permanent card arrives.)
This Iowa boater education course covers a range of topics—from safety instructions to boat handling to reading the weather—and prepares you for a variety of situations you could find yourself in while on the water.
Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the water.
Because educated boaters are safer boaters, completing this Iowa-approved online course may also earn you a discount on your boat and PWC insurance.
Learn the rules of the water to have a safe and enjoyable day boating in Iowa.
Free boat safety exam training material recognized by Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The Iowa online boater education study guide and course feature context-based video instruction to enhance your retention and motivation. You will watch live-action videos of boat and PWC operators preparing for an outing, using good judgement, and reacting to unexpected changes.
Sample course instructional video, “Casting Off”
Sample course instructional video, “Capsizing, Swamping, or Falling Overboard”
Learning in this Iowa boater safety course is reinforced by the use of interactive animations that help students understand safe boating skills such as understanding traffic laws on the water, dealing with emergencies, and more.
Interactive Animation Preview Video (00:45s)
It’s Official and Approved!
This online boater education course is approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as an approved online boating license course.
It’s the Law!
Iowa law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the Iowa boating laws and guidelines in this course.
It’s Fast and Easy!
With this complete boater course, finish your classroom boating safety educational requirement at your own pace on your mobile device or computer in a just a few hours. Complete the course in one sitting or a little at a time. It’s up to you.
It’s Made in the USA!
This Iowa boat license safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.