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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Missouri Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card.

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All persons born after January 1, 1984, who operate any vessel on the lakes of the state of Missouri must have on board:

  • A boating safety identification card issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and a photo I.D. or...
  • A Missouri driver’s license, or a non-driver’s license, with a boating safety endorsement.

The boating safety card is obtained by successfully completing a boating safety course approved by the MSHP.

  • Missouri residents must have and present to a licensing office a boating safety identification card when adding the boating endorsement to the driver’s license or non-driver’s license.
  • The boating safety identification card requirement also applies to nonresidents.

Persons who possess a USCG or Power Squadron boating course certificate may apply for a certificate issued by the MSHP.