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 Hawk at Chelsea.hawk@ksoutdoors.com 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.

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.

City: 2017 Boater Education Course at Fort Riley

Location: Outdoor Rec. Center, 1806 Buffalo Soldier Rd., Camp Funston at Fort Riley

Type: Kansas Safe Boater

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Contact: Outdoor Rec MWR at Fort Riley

Phone No: 785-239-2363

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Other Information:

April 29, 2017: On-Water for Class 1, Saturday morning from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, on water at Fort Riley Marina, Milford Lake, K-82 highway, 4 miles east of Wakefield. Or, 1.2 miles west of US 77 and K82 junction.

City: 2017 Boater Education Course at Fort Riley

Location: Outdoor Rec. Center, 1806 Buffalo Soldier Rd., Camp Funston at Fort Riley

Type: Kansas Safe Boater

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Contact: Outdoor Rec MWR at Fort Riley

Phone No: 785-239-2363

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Other Information:

April 29, 2017: On-Water for Class 2, Saturday morning from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm, on water at Fort Riley Marina, Milford Lake, K-82 highway, 4 miles east of Wakefield. Or, 1.2 miles west of US 77 and K82 junction.

City: About Boating Safely

Location: Ottawa Carnegie Cultrual Center, Lower Level, South Class

Type: Boating Ed Class

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Contact: Pam Chaffee

Phone No: 785-550-4074

Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Other Information:

Short lunch break. Bring sack lunch.

There is a $15 charge for the textbook.

You can also contact:

Dave Chaffee

(785) 550-4075

 Register through March 23, 2017

City: About Boating Safely

Location: Bass Pro Shops Meeting Room

Type: Boating Education Class

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Contact: Pamela Chaffee

Phone No: 785-550-4074

Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Other Information:

Location:

Bass Pro Shops, 2nd Floor Meeting Room

12051 Bass Pro Drive

Olathe, KS 66061

You can also contact:

David Chaffee

(785) 550-4075

$15 fee for textbook

Register through February 9, 2017