Boating License Overview

Wisconsin Boater Safety Course & Exam Overview

Get your Wisconsin Boating Safety Certificate in three easy steps!

Note: You must have a DNR number to get your boating safety certificate. For more information on the DNR number, please visit the DNR site.

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
  • 60 multiple-choice visual exam questions
  • 80% required to pass (48 correct answers)

3. Get your Wisconsin Boating Safety Certificate

  • You must first obtain a DNR number if you do not already have one.
  • For more information, you can contact the DNR office at 1-888-936-7463
  • Print your permanent certificate online from your account

Boating License or Boating 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 a Wisconsin Boating License!