For those born on or before January 1, 1989
If you are born on or before January 1, 1989, you are not required to take a proctored exam in a classroom, but completing this online course and obtaining your Tennessee Boater Education Card may make you eligible for a discount on your marine insurance and will help make our waterways safer and more enjoyable.
For those born after January 1, 1989
This online boating safety course is approved by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as a study tool for those persons required to take a proctored exam in a classroom setting (born after January 1, 1989 to operate a motorboat). Successfully completing this exam will prepare you to obtain the Tennessee Boating Safety Certificate.
If you are under 11 years of age, you can use the course and exam as a study tool but you are not able to take the proctored exam until you are at least 11 years old.