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What is a Kansas Boater Education Card?

The Kansas Boater Education Card is proof that a boater has successfully passed the Kansas Boating Safety Test. All boat operators 12-20 years of age are required to get certified to legally operate any motorized boat or PWC within the state. 

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

The Kansas Boater Education Card is proof of successful completion of the Kansas 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 a Kansas Boater Education Card?

The Kansas Boater Education Card is required for any boat operator 12-21 years of age to legally operate any motorized boat or PWC within the state. Note that It is illegal for any child who is under 12 years of age to operate a motorized boat or PWC without supervision, even if they have obtained a Boater Education Card. 

Who is exempt from having to obtain a Kansas Boater Education Card?

  • Boat operators who are 21 years of age or older
  • Boat operators who are being directly supervised by an adult 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid Boater Education Card
  • Boat operators being directly supervised by an adult who is 21 years of age or older and is exempt from the boater education requirements

What is the fine for not having a card?

Boaters caught operating a motorized boat within the state of Kansas without a Boater Card may receive a fine of up to $500.

How do I get a Kansas Boater Education Card?

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

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

How do I prepare for the Kansas Boater Safety Test?

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

Will my Kansas Boater Education Card ever expire?

No. Your Kansas 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 in your state.

How do I replace my Kansas Boater Education Card?

You can easily purchase a replacement Kansas 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 Kansas?

No. The state of Kansas does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. However, if you are 12-20 years of age you are required to obtain a Boater Education Card to legally operate a motorized boat or PWC without adult supervision. 

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

The Kansas Boater Education Card is required for boat operators who are 12-20 years of age and applies to any motorized boat or PWC within the state.  

How long does the Kansas Boater Education Card take?

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

Is my Kansas Boater Education Card valid in other states?

Yes. The Kansas 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 Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, to deliver the official Kansas Boater Education Course and Boating Safety Test.

 

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The official BOATsmart! Kansas Boating Safety Course is approved by the Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 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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