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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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MISSISSIPPI BOATING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Mississippi Boating Education Certificate the same as a Boating License?

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

Is the Mississippi Boating Education Certificate the same as a Boating License?

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

Who needs a Mississippi Boater Education Certificate?

Boat operators born after June 30th, 1980 are required to get certified if they wish to operate any motorized boat.

Who is exempt from having to obtaining a Mississippi Boating Education Certificate?

For information about Boating Education Certificate exemptions, visit Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

What is the fine for not having a card?

Boaters caught without a Certificate may receive a fine of up to $250. Keep in mind that certified boaters must carry the card on board their boat at all times during operation.

How do I get a Mississippi Boater Education Certificate?

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

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

How do I prepare for the Mississippi Boater Safety Test?

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

Will my Mississippi Boater Education Certificate ever expire?

No. Your Mississippi 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 Mississippi Boating Education Certificate?

You can easily purchase a replacement Mississippi Boating Education Certificate 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 Mississippi?

No. The state of  Mississippi does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. However, any person born after June 30th, 1980 is required to obtain a Mississippi Boating Education Certificate to operate a motorized boat within the state. 

Do I need a Boating Education Certificate for all types of boats?

Depending on your age, the Mississippi Boating Education Certificate is required to operate any motorized boat. There are no exemptions for engine horsepower. The certificate must be carried on board the boat at all times during operation. 

How long does the Boating Education Course take?

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

Is my Mississippi Boating Education Certificate valid in other states?

Yes. The Mississippi Boating Education Certificate 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 Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, to deliver the official Mississippi Boating Education Course and Boating Safety Test.

 

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The official BOATsmart! MIssissippi Boating Safety Course is approved by the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, 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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