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New! Interactive
Official Kentucky
Boater Safety Course

The fastest way to get your boating license—no timers! ilearntoboat.com is a delegated provider for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

You need education if you are 12 to 17 years old, are unaccompanied, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Kentucky.

Kentucky safety education card

This course is approved by the state of Kentucky and, once successfully completed, will result in your Kentucky Boating License.

Get Your Kentucky Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.

1
Play and pass the $49.95 interactive course.

Learn and test your boating knowledge while you venture through this fun, interactive course. Once you successfully guide your group to safety, you may take the final exam. You have multiple attempts to pass the final exam.


2
Print your certificate.

The boater education certificate proves that you completed an approved boater safety course. Your permanent Kentucky Boater Education Certificate will arrive 2-3 weeks after successfully completing this course.


3
Go boating!

Your Kentucky Boater Education Certificate is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.


Why Take This Course?

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Kentucky–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam
Boater Education Certificate

The Boater Education Certificate

The Boater Education Certificate (often referred to as "Kentucky Boating License" or "Kentucky Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.

Vessel operators who are required to have a Boater Education Certificate must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.


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The Only Approved Interactive Boater Safety Course in Kentucky

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Official course provider approved by:

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Get Started

Start your interactive Boater Safety Course now and get your boating license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

The Only Gamified Interactive Course


Kentucky-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

No Minimum Time Requirements

Students complete our interactive courses faster than our traditional courses. Why? There are no timers—ever!

Complete the Course in Under 3 Hours

Instruction that engages the brain using both words and images has been shown to significantly increase student retention and comprehension. When you combine interactive learning with no minimum time requirement, it’s easy to understand why many of our students complete their boater education in under 3 hours!


Kentucky Boater Safety Education

Real-Life Situations

Make choices for your character that will earn you awards and allow you to move through levels by applying what you’ve learned about boater safety throughout the challenges.

Role-Playing Simulations

We made sure to include plenty of mini-games and realistic simulations to keep you engaged along the way. Earn achievement badges as you master trip planning, emergency preparation, and safety operations. Crack all of the levels, and you will be awarded your boating education certificate.

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Kentucky Boating Laws and Regulations

You need education if you are 12 to 17 years old, are unaccompanied, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Kentucky.


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Age and Operator Restrictions

A person must be 12 years or older to operate a motorboat (including PWC) 10 hp or over on Kentucky public waters.

Operators 12 to 17 years of age may legally operate a motorized vessel over 10 horsepower (including personal watercraft) only if they:

  • Have passed an approved boating safety course and carry on board their boater education certificate or…
  • Are accompanied on board by a person 18 years old or older or by a person who possesses a boater education card.





Kentucky Boater Education Requirement Enforcements

Kentucky law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the laws and guidelines.

  • Carry the Card: Vessel operators who are required to have a Boater Education Card must carry the card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer.
  • Penalty: Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.

Get Started

Start your interactive Boater Safety Course now and get your boating license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

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Kentucky Frequently Asked Boating Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Kentucky Course cost?

The Kentucky Course fee is $49.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Kentucky Boating education?

You need education if you are 12 to 17 years old, are unaccompanied, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Kentucky.

Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Kentucky?

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Kentucky Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Kentucky to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Kentucky Course approved by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources?

The Kentucky Course is approved and accepted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Is my Boater Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada's requirements.

About Your Certification

What is the permanent Boater Education Certificate?

The Boater Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boater Education Certificate will arrive within 2-3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

How do I replace my Boater Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boater Education Certificate, go to https://ilostmycard.com.

Customer Service

Your ilearntoboat 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)