The Tennessee In-Person Exam

Important In-Person Exam Information

Locating and Signing Up for the In-Person Exam

Anyone born after 1/1/1989, must successfully complete the In-Person Exam administered by a representative of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

If you were born after 1/1/1989, you cannot register for this online course. To prepare for your In-Person Exam, you may use the free online Study Guide.

Before taking the In-Person Exam, you must purchase a $10.00 Type 600 boating safety exam permit. Find more information on requirements and testing locations at the TWRA website.

After passing the state-required In-Person Exam, your TWRA-issued wallet Tennessee Boater Education Certificate will arrive in the mail within 8-10 business days. (Use the receipt from your Type 600 boating safety exam permit to get on the water immediately after passing the In-Person Exam and until your TWRA-issued card arrives.)

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

Frequently Asked Questions