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Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Your official Kentucky Boater Education Card replacements are good for life, never expire and are valid across the United States and Canada.

Kentucky Boater Education Card
Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my replacement cards?

If your Kentucky 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 penalty for not having a card?

Boat operators within the state of Kentucky who are operating without a required Boater Education Card may receive a fine. 

What are the advantages to having multiple copies?

By purchasing more than one copy of your Kentucky 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 safe keeping.

What if I obtained my certificate through another course provider?

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


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Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

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Frankfort, KY, 40601

Trusted from coast-to-coast, Kentucky approved

The official BOATsmart! Kentucky Boating Safety Course is approved by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 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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