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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.Approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

All Iowa boaters 12 - 17 years of agemust complete a boating safety course approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in order to operate a boat or PWC. For more information on Iowa's boating regulations, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's Iowa Boating course consists of an 8 chapter study guide and a Final Exam. Each chapter has a 5-question quiz at the end. The Final exam is 75 questions and you must pass with with a score of 80% or better.

To get your Iowa 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 Iowa 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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