Missouri Frequently Asked Questions
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Missouri Boating students most frequently ask.
Price and Payment
How much does the Missouri Boat Rental Course cost?
The Missouri Boat Rental Course fee is $4.50. You will also pay a $4.50 Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division fee.
Is it safe to enter my credit card information online?
You can enter your credit card information online with confidence on our secure server. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Safety Courses 18008302268.”
Taking the Course
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. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.
What is the minimum age to take this online course?
You must be at least 16 years old to take this online course.
Do I have to be a resident to take the Missouri Boat Rental Course?
You do not have to be a resident of Missouri to take this online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Missouri Boat Rental Course approved by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division?
The Missouri Boat Rental Course is approved and accepted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division.
Quizzes and/or Exams
Do I have to take an online exam?
The Missouri Boat Rental Checklist is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score 100% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. 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.
How do I get my Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card?
1. Study and pass the online course.
Study and pass the $4.50 course, and pay a $4.50 Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division fee. Throughout the Missouri Boat Rental Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.
2. Print your Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card.
After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card.
3. Get your rental and get on the water!
With your Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card, you can legally rent a boat or PWC anywhere in Missouri. Your Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card is valid for 7 days.
(To get a lifetime Missouri Boating Safety Education I.D. Card, you can take the complete and official Missouri Boat Ed Course.)
Is there anything else I must do to be certified?
Once you have completed all 3 steps for certification, you’re ready to go boating.
About Your Certification
What is the proof of online course completion?
Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 7 days after course completion.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
How do I replace my Missouri online course completion document if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed proof of course completion document, log in to the course and print a new one.
What are the minimum system requirements to access this course?
- A computer or mobile device with Internet access
- A soundcard and speakers or headphones
- A printer to print your course completion document
Can I access the course on my mobile device?
This course is designed to work on any mobile device, such as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, as well as your computer.
Username and Password
Where do I change my user information?
If you need to update your profile information or change your password, click on your username in the navigation bar at the top of the web page in the course. Re-submit your revised information using the form provided.
How do I reset my password?
If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Forgot Your Password page. You will need to enter your username and the email from your profile, and an email containing the link to reset your password will be sent. There is also a link to the Forgot Your Password? page on the Log In page for your convenience.
Will I lose everything if I log out?
When you log out, your progress is recorded so that when you log in again, you can pick up where you left off. When logging back in, you will be taken to the Course Contents page where you can see the progress you have made. You can click on a link for the last page viewed to go back to that part of the course.
How many times may I log in and out?
You may log in and out as many times as you wish. Your progress is monitored and saved.
What’s required to play the videos in the course?
Our course videos should play in all browsers. If you are having trouble playing a video, you might be able to find help at Vimeo’s FAQs. (Vimeo is the video player used in the course.)
What does the message “Your session has expired due to inactivity” mean?
If you have not been active within the course for more than 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out of your session. A notice stating, “Your session has expired due to inactivity” will appear at the top of the course. Log back in, and you can continue interacting with the course. Your progress will have been recorded, and you should be able to continue where you left off in the course.
What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet?
If you are disconnected from the Internet, simply log back in and pick up where you left off. Your progress will be saved.
How can I contact customer support, if I have a question that isn’t covered here?
You may call us at 1-800-830-2268 to speak with a customer service representative, 9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.