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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is NOT approved by the Missouri State Water Patrol to satisfy the mandatory education requirements for boaters and PWC operators born after 1/1/1984.

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. But Missouri boaters and PWC operators born after 1/1/1984 must complete a course approved by the Missouri State Water Patrol in order to operate on the waters of the state of Missouri. For more information on the boating laws in Missouri, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's Missouri 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 Missouri 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, or you can have BoatUS mail you a certificate for $5.

*This certificate of completion is not NASBLA nor state approved and will not entitle boaters and PWC operators born after 1/1/1984 to operate on the waters of Missouri.


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