Boating Safety Course Overview

Iowa Boating Safety Course Overview

Get your Iowa Boater Education Card in three easy steps!

1. One-time payment — unlimited free retries

  • Pay the one-time fee of $29.95
  • Free unlimited retries of the final exam

Start the Course

2. Study the Online Boating Safety Course

  • Learn with hundreds of narrated animations
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes after each chapter
  • 75 multiple-choice visual exam questions
  • 80% required to pass (60 correct answers)
  • Graded immediately so you can review your answers

3. Get your Iowa Boater Education Card

  • Pay the $10 state fee for the card only when you pass the final exam
  • Your temporary certificate is available to print immediately after passing
  • Your permanent card will be mailed to your home within 4-6 weeks

Boating License or Watercraft Safety Certificate... Is there a difference?

The boater education card is proof that you have successfully completed a boating safety course. The boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. Therefore, it is NOT an Iowa Boating License!