You must be 12 years or older to operate a motorboat (or PWC) 10 horsepower or over in Kentucky. Boating Safety Education is required by anyone 12-17 years of age
A Kentucky Boater Education Certificate (or boating license) proves that you’ve obtained the knowledge you need to safely operate a motorized watercraft on Kentucky’s waterways. Boaters can get certified by taking the official BOATsmart! Kentucky Boating Safety Course and Test now.
Approved By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (800)-858-1549, fw.ky.gov
We've been making smart boaters for more than 13 years. BOATsmart! is North America’s largest Boating Safety Course Provider. We’re proud to be America’s Official Boating Educator. Your BOATsmart! Card is accepted in more than 40 U.S. states & in Canada. We’ve got you covered!
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Our animated and narrated Boating Safety Course is perfect for all ages. Study from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. Get certified now and cruise through at your own pace. We'll automatically track your progress as you go.
The 3-hour timer is only a minimum requirement. You’re free to spend as much time as you need in the BOATsmart! Study Guide before taking the Final Test.
The BOATsmart! Kentucky Course includes all of the knowledge required to pass the Official Kentucky Test and obtain your Kentucky Boating Education I.D. Card including:
We’ve been making smart and safe boaters for over 13 years. And we’re proud to be boaters too.
More than 40 U.S. States have mandatory education and boat license requirements for operating motorized boats and PWCs. Each BOATsmart! State Approved Boating Safety Course and Boating License Test has been developed and approved in partnership with state agencies responsible for boating education in that state.