| Where can I get my Michigan Boater Education Card? (otherwise known as a Boating License)
- Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingmichigan.com
Access the FREE online study guides and take the online course FREE of charge- Pay ONLY if you pass the test!
Approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
The Michigan Boater Education Card (also referred to as the Illinois boating license) is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources currently has a mandatory boater education requirement that requires all boaters between 12 and 16 years of age to have the Michigan boating license on board when the vessel is underway to operate without adult supervision. Also, boater education is required for all persons born after December 31, 1978 who are at least 14 years of age and who wish to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) on Michigan waters.
Study the Michigan Safe Boating Course Manual
Covers 100% of the exam material
Study the boating safety course online, or print it and study offline
All the required study material is available for FREE at www.safeboatingmichigan.com.
(We encourage you to study the material fully before attempting the exam.)
Take the Michigan Boating Exam - Pay only if you pass!
60 Questions (multiple choice)
80% needed to pass (48 right answers)
No time limit — Review any wrong answers
Once you pass your online exam, simply make an appointment with your local County Sheriff's office or Department of Natural Resources District Office to take your proctored final exam, which is required to obtain your Michigan Boating Safety Certificate.
Remember to print off your proctored exam tickets after you complete the Michigan online course and bring a copy to your proctored exam.
Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingmichigan.com