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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is approved by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to satisfy the mandatory education requirements for boaters and PWC operators born after 1/1/1984.Louisiana state safe boating course, logo for the department of wildlife and fisheries.

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. Louisiana boaters who were born on or after 1/1/1984 must complete a course approved by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in order to operate on the waters of the state of Louisiana. For more information on the boating laws in Louisiana, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's Louisiana 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 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 Louisiana 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.

    You will be mailed a Louisiana Certification Card within 3-4 weeks after completing this course. If you do not receive your card within 4 weeks, please call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 225-765-2989.


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