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Who needs the Kentucky Boater Education Card?

All boaters between the ages of 12 and 17 years must have a Kentucky Boater Education Card to operate any motorized watercraft over 10 HP. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Kentucky Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.

Q.

How much does the boat safety course cost?

A.

There is a one-time fee of $34.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam.

Q.

What payment methods are accepted?

A.

We accept payments by VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, PayPal, and Prepaid vouchers.

Q.

What is the "Certificate of Completion"?

A.

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 30 days from the date you take your exam and should should be carried with you when you boat until your permanent Kentucky Boater Education Card arrives in the mail.

Q.

What is the Kentucky Boater Education Card?

A.

The Boater Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boater Education Card will arrive within 2-3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Q.

I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Kentucky boater license?

A.

Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a Boater Education Card.

Q.

How can I get my Kentucky boating license?

A.

You can obtain your Kentucky Boater Education Card in 3 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $34.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the Kentucky Boating Safety Course, and pass the final exam
  3. Print your Certificate of Completion, and receive your permanent Kentucky Boater Education Card in the mail within 2-3 weeks

Q.

How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?

A.

The boater license is good for life.

Q.

Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Kentucky boating license?

A.

Check out the Kentucky Boating Laws page to see if there are any exemptions from the boat safety education requirement.

Q.

Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A.

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.

Q.

How many questions are on the exam?

A.

The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.

Q.

What is the passing grade?

A.

The passing grade is 80%, or 48 correct answers out of 60 questions.
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