Official Mississippi Boating Safety Course

Take this Mississippi–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.

Mississippi Boating safety education card Lifetime Card

Do you need Mississippi Boating education?

You need education if you were born after June 30, 1980, and will be operating a boat or PWC in Mississippi.

Get boater certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

Mississippi Boating Education Requirements

All operators born after June 30, 1980, must have successfully completed a boater education course approved by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to legally operate a vessel. Anyone under the age of 12 years while operating a vessel must be accompanied by a person 21 years or older.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Mississippi to take this online course.

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What to Expect From Boat Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.

Watch this 54-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in Mississippi Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Mississippi. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



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Mississippi Approved

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
1505 Eastover
Jackson, MS 39211

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

Is it the Boating safety license?

Boating safety education certification is not the same thing as a Boating license. What you really need is the Mississippi Boater Education Certificate. You can get the Mississippi Boater Education Certificate by taking this boat safety course at Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Mississippi Boating students most frequently ask.

Mississippi Frequently Asked Questions