Q. What is the Kansas Boating Safety Certificate?
A. The Kansas Boating Education Card (also known as the Kansas Boating License or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of Kansas. The Kansas Boater Education Card is good for life and does not need to be renewed.
Q. Boating License or Boater Education Card... is there a difference?
A.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 Kansas Boating License!
Q. I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Kansas Boater Education Card?
A. Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a boater education card.
Q. How can I get my Kansas Boating License?
A. You can obtain your Kansas Boater Education Card in 4 easy steps:
- Pay the one-time fee of $29.95—free unlimited retries of the final exam
- Study the Kansas Boating Safety Course
- Pass the Kansas Boating License Test
- Print a temporary card and receive your permanent card within 3-5 weeks
Q. Who needs a Kansas boater license?
A. A Kansas Boater License is required for all persons born on or after January 1, 1989, and less than 21 years of age* who operated any motorized boat or sailboat on Kansas waters. For more information, please consult the Kansas boating laws and regulations page.
* Unless in the presence and direct supervision of a person who is at least 18 years of age with valid certification or exemption.
Q. How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?
A. The boater license is good for life.
Q. How much does the boat safety course cost?
A. There is a one-time fee of $29.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam. Learn more about BOATERexam.com's Risk-Free Policy.
Q. Is there a time limit to complete the final exam?
A. You can take the final exam at any time, day or night. The exam is not timed but inactive exams will be erased after 24 hours.
Q. Is there a time limit to complete the online course?
A. You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, if it has been more than 12 months since you have started the course, you will have to restart the course from the beginning (if you already paid, you will NOT have to pay for the course again).
Q.What do I need to pass the boating license test?
A. You need a grade of 84% or higher on the boating license test to pass. That means 51 correct answers out of 60.
Q. Can I review my Boater Exam answers?
A. Yes, once you have completed the boating license test and submitted all your answers they are graded immediately. You have the opportunity to review all your Boater Exam answers, whether you have passed or failed the Boater Exam.
Q. Are there Boater Exam practice tests or sample boater exam questions available?
A. Throughout the boat safety course, you can take end-of-chapter-quizzes that prepare you for the final exam. These chapter quizzes are short boater exam practice tests that cover the same topics that are present in the boating license test.
Q. Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Kansas Boater License?
A. Yes, there are certain exemptions from the boat safety education requirement. For more information, check out the Kansas Boating Laws page.