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 the internet, you may request a Homestudy Packet by contacting Chelsea Hofmeier at  Chelsea.hofmeier@ks.gov  or 620-672-0770.  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. 

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 five 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.

Automatically Sends you a hard card
Practice Quizzes
Course Features
Time Frame to Complete Course
Additional Fees
Customer Service Contact
Boat U.S. Foundation No Fee No Yes Study material provided in online course manual. Certificate comes in a printable PDF format. 6 Months May purchase a hard card for $15 1-800-245-2628 ext. 3208
Boat-Ed $44.95 Yes Yes Animated and narrated study guide, designed to work on any device. 90 Days None 1-800-830-2268
Boater Exam $39.95 Yes Yes Fully animated and narrated study guide, with visuals for exam questions. Designed to work on any device. 90 Days None 1-866-764-2628
BOATsmart! $39.95 Yes No Animated and narrated course. No Expiration Date None 1-877-655-7778
I Learn To Boat $59.95 Yes Yes Interactive video course. 90 Days None 1-800-830-2268
Kansas Regional Map

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

5/18/24 - KDWP
Kansas Boating Education Course
(Clinton Marina)