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

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You've completed the material of Unit 4 of the online boating safety course!

You should now:

  • Know which vessels need to be registered and how to do so
  • Be able to correctly place certificate numbers and registration decals on a vessel
  • Know where to find the HIN number
  • Know the age restrictions on operation
  • Be able to list the unlawful behaviors that should be avoided when operating a vessel
  • Be able to explain the dangers of consuming alcohol or drugs while boating and the penalties for doing so
  • Be able to identify classifications and uses of personal flotation devices (life jackets) and state the legal requirements
  • Know the legal requirements for fire extinguishers, backfire flame arrestors, ventilation systems and mufflers
  • Know the legal navigation light requirements
  • Know the legal requirements for visual distress signals and sound producing devices
  • Know requirements for other equipment such as diver down flags or state-required equipment
  • Understand the legal requirements specific to PWCs
  • Know the legal requirements for towing a skier with a vessel
  • Understand how to properly dispose of waste, oil and trash and properly use MSDs
  • Know when and how to report a boating accident.