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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only FREE Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for all boaters.

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Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA and your state boating license agency.


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We launched a completely new platform for our free online course on 11/18/2020!

Our old course system is officially retired but if you need to access your certificate of completion, you can request a copy through this form

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Education Requirements:


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Age Requirements:

Any person born on or after January 1, 1989 must complete an approved boater safety education course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat on public waters in Kansas. This requirement does not apply to a person operating a motorboat or sailboat accompanied by and under the direct and audible supervision of a person over 17 years of age who either:

  • Possesses a certificate of completion of an approved boater safety education course, or
  • Is legally exempt from the requirement

This requirement does not apply to anyone 21 years of age or older, regardless of their date of birth.

Out-of-state boaters who boat on Kansas waters must comply with these education requirements. All states provide a NASBLA standard that will also be acceptable in Kansas.

Course Information:

Anyone may take the BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Boating Safety course as practice or to receive a potential discount on boat/PWC marine insurance.


Education Requirements:


boating safety course age requirements graphic

Age Requirements:

Any person born on or after January 1, 1989 must complete an approved boater safety education course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat on public waters in Kansas. This requirement does not apply to a person operating a motorboat or sailboat accompanied by and under the direct and audible supervision of a person over 17 years of age who either:

  • Possesses a certificate of completion of an approved boater safety education course, or
  • Is legally exempt from the requirement

This requirement does not apply to anyone 21 years of age or older, regardless of their date of birth.

Out-of-state boaters who boat on Kansas waters must comply with these education requirements. All states provide a NASBLA standard that will also be acceptable in Kansas.

Course Information:

Anyone may take the BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Boating Safety course as practice or to receive a potential discount on boat/PWC marine insurance.


How Do I Get My Kansas Certificate?


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1. After you complete the course you will be issued a printable copy of your certificate that you can print yourself and use immediately.

2. You will also have the option of ordering a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism approved waterproof plastic card for $13. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your card to arrive.

Course Information:


4 - 8 Hours

Estimated Course Time

6 Lessons

Each Contains a 10 Question Quiz

Final Exam

60 Questions Pulled Randomly

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Testimonials


  • Great course, and so much more convenient than going at night for several nights... Keep up the great work, and see you on the water.

    Gene
  • Thank you so much! This was a great course and I learned so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Lindsay
  • Thank you. The information that you gave me allowed me to complete the course. Your assistance was very much appreciated.

    D. White
  • Thank you so much! You folks are so kind. Good luck with the updates and have safe boating fun this summer!

    Brennan