All boaters at least 15 years old and will be operating a motorboat or PWC but do not have an Indiana driver's license need a Boater Education Card. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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Who needs the Indiana Boater Card?
As of January 1, 1996, all vessel or PWC operators are required to hold a valid driver’s license in order to operate on all Indiana public waters.
All persons who are 15 years of age or older who do not have a driver’s license, may only operate a motorboat or PWC once they have successfully completed a Boater Education course that is approved by the Department of Natural Resources. They must then carry onboard an I.D. issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles stating successful course completion, at all times while operating.
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Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.
How much does the boat safety course cost?
There is a one-time fee of $29.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept payments by VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, PayPal, and Prepaid vouchers.
What is the "Certificate of Completion"?
The Certificate of Completion is a temporary proof of competency and proves that you took a boater education course and passed. This certificate is valid for 60 days from the date you take your exam and should should be carried with you when you boat until your permanent Indiana Boater Education Card arrives in the mail.
What is the Indiana Boater Education Card?
Indiana Boater Education Card (also known as the Indiana boating license or boaters license) is proof of competency of the basic rules of the water that all boaters should know. The Boater Education Card must be carried with you whenever you are operating a powered watercraft to avoid high fines.
I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Indiana boater license?
Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a Boater Education Card.
How can I get my Indiana boating license?
You can obtain your Indiana Boater Education Card in 3 easy steps:
Pay the one-time fee of $29.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
Study the Indiana Boating Safety Course, and pass the final exam
Print your Certificate of Completion, and receive your permanent Indiana Boater Education Card in the mail within 8-10 business days
How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?
The boater license is good for life.
Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Indiana boating license?
Check out the Indiana Boating Laws page to see if there are any exemptions from the boat safety education requirement.
Is there a time limit to complete the online course?
You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment at which time your access to the course will expire.
How many questions are on the exam?
The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.
What is the passing grade?
The passing grade is 80%, or 48 correct answers out of 60 questions.