About the Study Guide

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

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  • All vessels which require registration must also be titled in Kentucky. You must apply for a title within 15 days of the purchase or transfer.
  • A Certificate of Registration is valid for one year. Owners of vessels that have already been registered will be sent a renewal notice at least 30 days prior to the expiration date.
  • The owner of a numbered vessel must notify the county clerk within 15 days if:
    • He or she changes address.
    • The vessel is lost, stolen, destroyed, abandoned, or sold.
  • Vessels registered in another state may operate on Kentucky waters for 60 consecutive days before Kentucky registration is required.
  • If you lose or destroy your Certificate of Registration or decal, you must apply to the county clerk for a duplicate and submit a processing fee.
  • Larger recreational vessels owned by U.S. citizens may, at the option of the owner, be documented by the U.S. Coast Guard. Call the USCG’s Documentation Center at 1-800-799-8362 for more information.