Certification Options

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

Internet Assisted Homestudy Packet

To download the homestudy packet, click on the linkbelowand follow the instructions provided.  You will study for the exam online at no cost, and then complete the Test Review Worksheet and Exam that is included in the packet.  If you are choosing this method of certification, please be aware that it takes about 1-2 weeks for your certification to be processed and issued.  If you require certification sooner than 2 weeks from when you send in your completed homestudy packet, taking one of the online courses listed below might be a better option.  If you have any questions or do not have access to the internet, contact Chelsea Hofmeier at Chelsea.hofmeier@ks.gov or 620-672-0770.

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.

www.boat-ed.com/kansas/

www.boaterexam.com/usa/kansas/ 

www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/Kansas.asp

www.boatsmartexam.com/us/kansas/

Kansas Regional Map
Classroom 

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 )