About the Study Guide

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

Learn More Register for the Course


Squares provide information such as places to find food, supplies, and repairs; and they give directions, distances, and other non-regulatory information.

Regulatory Marker - Information

Danger Area

Diamonds warn of dangers such as rocks, shoals, construction, dams, or stumps. Always proceed with caution and keep a safe distance. Never assume that every hazard will be marked by a buoy.

Regulatory Marker - Danger

Controlled Area

Circles indicate a controlled area such as “no wake,” “idle speed,” speed limit, or ski zone.

Regulatory Marker - Controlled Area

Exclusion Area

Crossed diamonds indicate areas off-limits to all boats such as swimming areas, dams, and spillways.

Regulatory Marker - Prohibited