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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks.Approved by the California Department of Boating and Waterways

Although South Dakota currently has no mandatory education requirements, the Department of Game, Fish & Parks recommends taking a boating safety course. However, there are age requirements for the operation of motorboats and PWC's. For more information on South Dakota's boating regulations, click State Requirements above.

The BoatUS Foundation's South Dakota Boating course consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. Each lesson has a 10-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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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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