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Boating Safety Courses

Online Boating Courses

Complete the online course. Then take the certification exam online if you wish to receive your Montana Motorboat Operator's Certificate. Online classes are also available at the following Web sites:

Home-Study Boating Course

The Montana Motorboat Operator's Homestudy course is available:

  • at all regional Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices;
  • by calling the state headquarters at (406) 444-2535;
  • or request a copy online.

Persons 13 years of age or older who successfully complete the course will receive a Montana Motorboat Operator's Certificate. The homestudy course is available free of charge.

Classroom Courses

These classes are sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary provides free or low cost classes and offers other services such as vessel examinations and water safety patrols.

2014 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes:

  • Call the contact person listed for more information about the class.
Date Class Location Contact
April 5 Boating Safety Class Billings
Alpine Village Shopping Center
Jon: (406) 690-6090
April 12 Boating Safety Class Helena
Leisure Village Rec Center
Dave: (406) 459-2957
May 3 Boating Safety Class Billings
Alpine Village Shopping Center
Jon: (406) 690-6090
May 3 Boating Safety Class Great Falls
First United Methodist Church
Ken: (406) 458-8930
May 3 Boating Safety Class Kalispell
FWP office
Kathy: (406) 756-6139
June 2, 4, & 5 Boating Safety
3 Evening Classes
MT Wild Education Center
Dave: (406) 459-2957
June 28 Boating Safety Class
for Boy Scout Leaders
Flathead Lake
Melita Island Boy Scout Camp
Kyle: (406) 240-7110