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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February 2018

  • Feb 1 Thu

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 17 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department New Harmony, IN 47631

    • Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Feb 17 Sat

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 42 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, IN 46805

    • Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm

June 2018

  • Jun 9 Sat

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    Indiana Boater Education

    Registration Open 34 of 35 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Clear Lake Town Hall Fremont, IN 46737

    • Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm