To take the online course, visit www.safeboatingillinois.com where you can
access the FREE online study guides and take the online course FREE of charge- Pay ONLY if you pass the test!
Where can I get my Illinois Boater Education Card? (otherwise known as a Boating License)
- Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingillinois.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 Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Illinois 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 Illinois Department of Natural Resources currently has a mandatory boater education requirement that requires all boaters between 12 and 17 years of age who wish to operate a powered vessel on Illinois waters to have the Illinois boating license on board when the vessel is underway to satisfy the Illinois boating regulations.
Study the Illinois 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.safeboatingillinois.com.
(We encourage you to study the material fully before attempting the exam.)
Take the Illinois 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
Print a temporary card — Go boating right away! Your official Illinois Boating Safety Education Certificate is automatically mailed to your home in 2-3 weeks.
Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingillinois.com