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Indiana Boating License,
we make it simple

Get Your Official Indiana Boater Education Card in 3 Easy Steps


USD $29.95 Only USD $19.95 Per Boater

Indiana Boating License,
we make it simple

Get Your Official Indiana Boater Education Card in 3 Easy Steps


USD $29.95 Only USD $19.95 Per Boater

Take the online course

Watch, listen & learn on any device. Our fully animated & Narrated boating course puts you right in the Captain’s seat.
  • Made for boaters, by boaters
  • Animated, narrated & brilliantly illustrated
  • Study at your own pace, we’ll auto track your progress
  • Perfect for all ages

Ace the official test

The Online Boating Test is 100% open book and available to Indiana boaters of all ages, including boaters under 16 years of age.

  • Official NASBLA approved boating safety test
  • No minimum age
  • Unlimited free retries

Yeah Buoy! You’re a Captain

Awesome job! You’ve gained the knowledge and confidence to boat safely. See you on the water.
  • Print your temporary boating license immediately
  • Receive your permanent card within 4 weeks
  • Good for life

“It’s all about freedom. No roads, no lines, no boundaries to guide my adventures”

Smart Boater – Karl McDonald

North America’s Online
boating safety course

The BOATsmart! Course is 100% NASBLA Approved and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your Boating License. Take the Course online at your own pace with easy-to-understand, step by step lessons.

Anytime,
anywhere,
any device

We’ve made our course available accross all platforms and devices. Start it on your mobile, finish it on your desktop!

Study at
your own pace

Study at your own pace, and we’ll automatically track your progress, so you can take your time and pick up where you left off.

Perfect for all
ages & skill levels

Our animated and narrated course is perfect for all ages and skill levels – including the kids!

Excellent

BOATsmart! has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 6327 ratings and reviews.

Step inside the course

1.

The Boating Basics
Parts of a Boat and PWC
Boating Terminology
Indiana Age and Horsepower Restrictions
Indiana Mandatory Education Requirements
Indiana Registration Requirements
Boat Capacities
Reciprocity Regulations and Federal Documentation
Boat Theft Prevention
Module 1 Summary and Quiz

2.

Boating Equipment

Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Lifejacket Classifications
Flotation Aids and Throwable Devices
Indiana Life Jacket Laws
Indiana Lifejacket Laws for Children
Fire Extinguishers and Federal Requirements
Navigation Lights and Requirements on Boats
Sound Signal Devices and Requirements
Visual Distress Signals and Requirements

Module 2 Summary and Quiz

3.

Getting on the Water

Local Weather and Water Conditions
Weather Reports and Stormy Weather
Boat Maintenance
Developing a Float Plan
Boat Storage
Towing and Trailering
Launching and Loading
Fueling a Boat or PWC
Docking and Casting
Anchoring your Boat
Module 3 Summary and Quiz

4.

Safe Boat Operation

Environmental Laws and Regulations
Toxic Substances
Waste Disposal Laws
 Aquatic Nuisance Species
Alcohol and Drug Use
Indiana Laws for Operating Under the Influence
Boater Common Courtesy
Indiana Laws for Negligent/Reckless Boat Operation
No Wake and Limited Wake Restrictions
Homeland Security Measures
Indiana Muffler and Noise Level Laws
Indiana Law Enforcement Authority
Indiana Marine Events
Module 4 Summary and Quiz

5.

Navigation The Waterways

Navigation Rules
Indiana Boat Speed Limits and Restricted Areas
Position and Course of Direction
Right-of-Way
Navigation Sound Signals
Navigating at Night
Navigation Lights
Lateral Marking System and Buoys
Red Right Returning
Non-Lateral Marking System
Intracoastal Waterways
The Western Rivers System
Module 5 Summary and Quiz

6.

Emergency Preparedness

Diving, Snorkeling, Towed Sports
Use of Hand Signals
Boating Hazards and Dangers
Safe PWC Operation
Safety Tips for Paddlers
Capsizing and Person Overboard
Running Aground
Fire Emergencies
Hypothermia and Cold Water Immersion
Hunters and Anglers as Boaters
Rendering Assistance and Reporting Emergencies
Indiana Boat Accident Reporting Requirements
Module 6 Summary and Quiz

Get Certified and Save!

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