State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division
Your official Indiana Boater Education Card replacements are good for life, never expire and are valid across the United States and Canada.

Indiana Boater Education Card
Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my replacement cards?

If your Indiana Boater Education Card has been lost or destroyed, you can easily purchase replacements copies from BOATsmart!. Login to your BOATsmart! Online account to order, or call 1-877-655-7778. Once you’ve placed your order, it takes about 4 weeks for your new cards to arrive in the mail. If you need proof of course completion immediately, you can login to your BOATsmart account to print a temporary card. 

What is the fine for not having a card?

Boaters caught operating without an Indiana Boater Education Card may face a fine. 

What are the advantages to having multiple copies?

By purchasing more than one copy of your Indiana Boater Education Card, you can ensure that you always have back-ups available. Keep one in your wallet, one on the boat and one for safekeeping. 

What if I obtained my certificate through another course provider?

Certified operators who obtained their Indiana Boater Education Card through a course provider other than BOATsmart! will need to contact their original course provider for a replacement.


State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

4850 South State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401

Trusted from coast-to-coast, Indiana approved

The official BOATsmart! Indiana Boating Safety Course is approved by the Indiana DNR Law Enforcement, 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.

NASBLA logo.
US Coast Guard logo.