Boating Safety

Take the boating education quiz, courtesy of Find out how you did, and then head to one of the online boating education courses to get your Nevada boating card—the cards are good for life, duplicates are free and it covers Nevada’s mandatory education law!

Following these simple do’s and dont's of boating safety will help you chart a safe course towards the fun and excitement of recreational boating:

These suggestions are constant reminders of one very important thing in regards to boating safety, USE COMMON SENSE

Be Prepared

Boating Education 

Some Nevada Boaters are required to complete boater education courses. Boaters who were born on or after January 1, 1983 are required to complete a Nevada Department of Wildlife approved boater education course before operating a boat on Nevada's interstate waters.Learn more about Nevada boating laws with the online handbook.

Learn from Home

You can earn your Nevada Boater Safety Certificate from the comfort of your couch. You can download a PDF version of the Nevada boating education book from the NDOW website. 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. 

Online Course

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. There are several options for online courses with varying levels of interactive elements and costs. Take a look at each one and decide which is best for you.