Find out what the laws are in your state for boating and trailering your boat.


The Reference Guide to State Boating Laws answers a number of questions related to recreational boating safety public law. Topics covered include boating education, operator age, water skiing, boat noise, numbering & titling, personal watercraft,boating under the influence, personal flotation devices and more. Courtesy of the National Association of State Law Administrators (NASBLA)

The Illinois Boating Safety Education Certificate (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.

You can take your safe boating exam directly on the Internet at™.Once you pass the exam your boater education card is mailed to your home.

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