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Take the official Idaho Boating Safety test online. Consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, the final test is open book. BOATsmart! includes free unlimited retries so you’re guaranteed to pass.

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Print your Temporary Card immediately after passing the final test. BOATsmart! will mail your permanent card within 4 weeks. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Idaho Boating Safety Education ID Card?

The Idaho boater education card is proof that a boater has successfully passed the Idaho Boating Safety Test. Although boater education is not mandatory in the state of Idaho, it is recommended, and 

Is the Idaho Boater Education Card the same as a Boating License?

The Idaho Boater Education Card is proof of the successful completion of the Idaho state-approved boater education course. The card is commonly referred to as a “boating license” However, unlike a license, the Boater Education Card does not expire, and does not need to be renewed. 

Who needs an Idaho Boater Education Card?

There are currently no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Idaho, however boat operators may want to obtain the card in order to comply with boater education requirements in other states.

Who is exempt from having to obtain an Idaho Boater Education Card?

There are no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Idaho. 

What is the fine for not having a card?

There are no fines for failure to possess a boater education card in the state of Idaho, however there may be fines and penalties for boaters who are caught operating a boat while their driving privileges are suspended.

How do I get an Idaho Boater Education Card?

You can obtain your official Boater Education Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:

  1. Take the BOATsmart! Idaho Boating Safety Course online. 
  2. Pass the Idaho Boating Safety Test online.
  3. Print a Temporary Card immediately.

How do I prepare for the Idaho Boater Safety Test?

Boaters can prepare for the official Idaho Boating Safety Test with the BOATsmart! Course which includes animated, narrated and illustrated lessons designed for all ages. The 3-hour Idaho Boating Safety Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Boating Program and is recognized by the US Coast Guard. The BOATsmart! Idaho Boating Safety Course includes all the knowledge you need in order to obtain your Idaho Boater Education Card.

Will my Idaho Boater Education Card ever expire?

No. Your Idaho Boater Education Card is good for life. However, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the most recent boating safety regulations. Be sure to take advantage of BOATsmart!’s free refresher lessons to be sure you’re aware of the rules that apply if your state.

How do I replace my Idaho Boater Education Card?

You can easily purchase a replacement Idaho Boater Education Cards from BOATsmart!. Call us at 1-877-655-7778 to order, or login to your BOATsmart! Account to order online.

Do I need a Driver’s License to operate a boat in Idaho?

No. The state of Idaho does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. 

Do I need a Boater Education Card for all types of boats?

Boater education is not required in the state of Idaho for any recreational boat type, however there are age restrictions that may apply on certain waterways.

How long does the Idaho Boater Education Card take?

The state of Idaho requires that you spend a minimum of 3 hours studying the online course. The purchase of your BOATsmart! Idaho Boating Safety Course includes unlimited lifetime access.

Is my Idaho Boater Education Card valid in other states?

Yes. The Idaho Boater Education Card is accepted in 40 states, which extend reciprocity. This means the BOATsmart! Course meets the National Standards established by NASBLA. This law applies to operators of motorized boats, but not in all states to operators of personal watercraft (PWCs). Always check the boating laws in the state you plan to visit prior to operating a boat or PWC there.

Who is BOATsmart!?

BOATsmart!® is North America’s Boating Educator, approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard. We’ve been delivering award-winning online boating courses since 2003 and have certified more than 650,000 boaters. BOATsmart! is accredited and approved by the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Boating Program, to deliver the official Idaho Boater Education Card Course and Boating Safety Test.

 

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The official BOATsmart! Idaho Boating Safety Course is approved by the Idaho State Parks and Recreation, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard.

BOATsmart! has provided online boating safety education across North America since 2013. Our courses are designed and developed by real boaters, subject matter experts and instructional design educators. We’ve certified more than 650,000 boaters online and are proud to be the choice of boaters from coast-to-coast.

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