BoatingSafety Course

Who needs to take the Iowa boaters safety course?

All boaters between the ages of 12 and 18 must have an Iowa Watercraft Safety Certificate to operate any motorized watercraft over 10 HP.® is a delegated provider for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Iowa Watercraft Safety Certificate
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Approved by the

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Watercraft Safety Certificate is good for life

Good for life!

Get your official
Iowa Boating License


One-time payment
unlimited free retries

  • Pay the one-time fee of $39.95 + $5 state fee
  • Free unlimited retries of the final exam


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


Get your Iowa
Watercraft Safety Certificate

  • Print a temporary certificate immediately after passing
  • Your permanent card will be mailed to your home within 3-5 weeks