Boating Education classes are offered throughout Nevada, via correspondence, or online.
Learn from Home
You can earn your Nevada Boater Safety Certificate from the comfort of your couch. Pick up a boating education book from any NDOW office and study from home at your own pace. When you are ready, you can take the test at the back of the book and mail it to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Once you pass, a boater education card will be mailed to you. If you can't make it to an NDOW office, you can also request that one be mailed to you at no charge from the Nevada Department of Wildlife by calling (775) 688-1549.
You can also download the PDF version of the boating education book here.
You can also take your boating safety course online. Many people prefer the online course as it has interactive elements and a practice test. You can choose to take the final exam whenever you feel ready. You can study and take the course at any of these three websites:
The Mystery of Kalkomey Island (Interactive Online Course)
Complete your boating safety education by joining four friends as they embark on a boating adventure encountering storms, thieves, and a mysterious island.This interactive course is approved by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Watch the trailer.
Western Nevada Boating Education
Southern Nevada Boating Education
Eastern Nevada and Rural Areas Boating Education
- There are no regularly offered courses through the Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron in Nevada’s rural counties. However, courses can be scheduled at individuals request through the Department of Wildlife as needed. Contact Lynda Barr at (775) 688-1549