Official South Dakota Boating Safety Course Online
Take this South Dakota–approved course to complete your online boating safety education. Boat-ed.com is a delegated provider for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
unlimited exam attempts
Get boater certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $19.50 online course.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Do you need a Boating License in South Dakota?
Although South Dakota does not require boating education for boat operators, it is recommended that all boaters take a boater safety course that is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. This course allows you to boat in states that do require a boater education card and may help you save on boat insurance.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of South Dakota to take this online course.
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.
Comprehensive Instruction in South Dakota Boating Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by South Dakota. 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.
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.
South Dakota Approved
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
523 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501
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 Boater Education Certificate. You can get the Boater Education Certificate 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.Start the Course
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)