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For 14 and 15 year old motor boat operators (including PWC operators), the BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is NOT approved by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to satisfy the mandatory education requirements. However, Colorado Parks and Wildlife does approve this course for other operators.

Anyone may take the BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Boating Safety course as practice or to receive a discount on boat/PWC marine insurance. Colorado boaters who are 14 or 15 years old must complete a proctored course approved by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in order to operate on the waters of the state of Colorado. For more information on the boating laws in Colorado, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's Colorado Boating course consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. Each lesson has a 10-question quiz at the end to test your knowledge. The Final exam is 75 questions and you must pass with with a score of 80% or better.

To get your BoatUS Boating Safety Certificate, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Click Start Here above to view a short video on using our online course
  2. Create an account and enroll yourself in the Colorado Boating Safety Course from the Course Catalog
  3. Pass the course and print out your certificate of completion yourself for free - it's absolutely free to take the course and print your certificate.


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