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Official Missouri Boating Safety Course

Take this Missouri–approved course to complete your online boating safety education. Boat-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division.

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Do you need Missouri Boating education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1984, and will be operating a vessel on any Missouri lake.

Get boater certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $24.50 course, and pay a $17.00 state fee.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

Do you need a Boating License in Missouri?

Missouri law requires all motorized boat and PWC operators born after January 1, 1984, to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division Requirements

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

You do not have to be a resident of Missouri 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 Missouri Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Missouri. 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.

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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.

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Missouri Approved

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Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division
1510 East Elm Street Jefferson City, MO 65102

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 Boating Safety Certification Card. You can get the Boating Safety Certification Card by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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Missouri Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Missouri Boat Ed Course cost?

The Missouri Boat Ed Course fee is $24.50. You will also pay a $17.00 Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division fee.

Taking the Course

Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Missouri?

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

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

Do I have to be a resident to take the Missouri Boat Ed Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Missouri Boat Ed Course approved by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division?

The Missouri Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division.

Is my Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card accepted elsewhere?

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Final Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Final Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 2 attempts given, you will be required to repeat the entire course. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Missouri Boat Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Boating Safety Certification Card. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Boating Safety Certification Card right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 60 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card?

The Boating Safety Certification Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boating Safety Certification Card will arrive within 45 days after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Boating Safety Certification Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boating Safety Certification Card, go to https://ilostmycard.com/.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Boat Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)