The BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Boating Safety Course satisfies Montana's mandatory boating education requirement for operators 13 and 14 years of age.
You must PASS all seven lessons before September 3, 2019 in order to receive your certificate of completion. At that time, all incomplete courses will be deleted in order to move to a new system. All certificates of completion will transfer, but course data will not.
However, the BoatU.S. Foundation's course does not authorize persons under the age of 12 to operate a motorboat or PWC greater than 10 hp without an adult 18 years of age or older on board in the state of Montana.
For more information see this state's Boater Age and Operator Restrictions.
Plastic boater education cards are now available to order for $13.
This NASBLA approved Boating Safety Course for Montana boaters covers everything from Navigation Aids and Emergency Situations to Rules of the Road and Required Equipment. Each of the seven chapters includes a quiz at the end for you to test your knowledge. After reviewing all chapters, you will take a 75 question final exam including 10 questions specific to the boating laws in Montana. Pass the exam with a score of 80% or better and you will then be able to print your certificate of completion.
Use the worksheets below as a guide to help you take notes as you go through each of the lessons. These worksheets are only meant as a guide and do not replace the course content or quizzes themselves.