Indiana Boater Education


Indiana Boater Education Courses will provide instruction in general information concerning boats and maintenance, what to do in emergencies, how to make your experience safe and enjoyable, and the laws pertaining to watercraft operation.

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About the Class

Boater Education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors and Indiana Conservation Officers.

The Classroom Course must include a minimum of 6 hours of instruction. Most classes offered are 1 to 3 sessions. In order to be certified, students must attend the entire class including all sessions.

Age-Related Information

We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:

  • Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session.
  • At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Liability Release Form (download, print, and sign). This form must have the parent or guardian's signature.

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June 2021

  • Jun 26 Sat

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 19 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Bass Lake Property Owners Association BLPOA Knox, IN 46534

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Jun 30 Wed

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 9 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Boonville Fire Department Boonville, IN 47601

    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:30pm - 10:30pm

July 2021

  • Jul 24 Sat

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 40 of 40 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Black Twp Fire and Rescue Station 1 Mount Vernon, IN 47620

    • Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm