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On January 1, 2016, no person born on or after January 1, 1998, unless exempted by subsection, shall operate a motorboat with over 10 horse power unless that person has a valid Boating Safety Certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources or an entity or organization recognized and approved by the Department.
Beginning on January 1, 2016, persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years of age may operate a motorboat with over 10 horse power only if the person meets the requirements mention in this subsection.
Age Requirement: You must be at least 11 years of age to complete the Illinois online course.
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