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

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It is illegal for a parent or guardian to allow a child to operate a vessel in violation of the requirements below.

  • A person under the age of 12 may not operate a PWC.
  • A person 12-15 years old may operate a PWC only if he or she has completed a boating safety course that is accepted by the Wisconsin DNR. (Parental supervision is not a substitute for a boating safety course certificate as with other motorboats.)
  • A person at least 16 years old may operate a PWC only if he or she has completed a boating safety course that is accepted by the Wisconsin DNR. A person born before January 1, 1989, is exempt from the safety course requirement.
  • A person under 16 years old may not rent or lease a PWC.