Certification Options

There are three options to obtain your Kansas Boater Safety Education Certification: Homestudy Packet, Online, and Classroom.

Homestudy Packet

If you do not have access to internet and wish to use a Homestudy packet to obtain a Boater Ed Certificate, contact Chelsea Hofmeier at Chelsea.hofmeier@ks.gov  or 620-672-0770 and provide your name along with the address you would like the packet to be sent to.  Keep in mind that this option takes a while between receiving the packet via mail, and then returning the packet to be processed for approval of a certification card, so please allow enough time between requesting a homestudy packet and the date you need the physical certification card for boating.  Sending photocopies of test answer sheets by email or fax is not allowed, only original test sheets are accepted.

Online Courses 

Online courses are offered because classes are not always available or students may not be able to attend specific dates and times.  The online options is not meant to be easy or quick, the intent is to be convenient.  Students may study at home at their own pace and complete the exam when they feel comfortable with the material.  NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) standards require that all online courses are at least three hours in duration and each section must be completed.  The pages are timed and bypassing material is not an option.  The purpose of the course is to gain knowledge and become a safe boater while you earn you certification.

There are four approved online courses available to receive your Kansas Boater Education Certificate. Costs vary for each course, but the advantage is an immediate printable temporary card upon payment once you have passed the online exam.





Kansas Regional Map

Classroom courses are offered in various locations across the state throughout the year.  Scheduled classes are listed below by region.

4/27/17 - 2017 Boater Education Course at Fort Riley
Kansas Safe Boater
(Outdoor Rec. Center, 1806 Buffalo Soldier Rd., Camp Funston at Fort Riley)

5/20/17 - About Boating Safely
Boating Ed Class
(Bakers Wetlands Discovery Center 1365 N 1250 Rd. Lawrence, KS )