Who needs the Indiana Boater Card?

Indiana Boating License

As of January 1, 1996, all vessel or PWC operators are required to hold a valid driver’s license in order to operate on all Indiana public waters.

All persons who are 15 years of age or older who do not have a driver’s license, may only operate a motorboat or PWC once they have successfully completed a Boater Education course that is approved by the Department of Natural Resources. They must then carry onboard an I.D. issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles stating successful course completion, at all times while operating.

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This official Indiana boating safety course is approved by the State of Indiana's Department of Natural Resources.



Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
www.in.gov/dnr/




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