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Boating Safety Courses

Home-Study Boating Course

The Montana Motorboat Operator's Homestudy course is available:

  • at all regional Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices;
  • or by emailing Sara Smith at

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 low cost classes and offers other services such as vessel examinations and water safety patrols.

2019 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

Call the contact person listed for more information about the class.





April 13, 2019

Boating Safety

Montana WILD, Helena, MT

Dave Hansen: (406) 459-2957

May 4, 2019

Boating Safety

FWP Kalispell Office

Randy Mohn: (406) 459-2957
Kyle Boyce: (406) 240-7110

June 1, 2019
9AM - 4PM

Boating Safety

FWP Billings Office

Jon Wells: (406) 690-6090, or

July 20, 2019

Boating Safety

Sportsman's Warehouse
2323 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, MT

Kyle Boyce at, or Sportsman's Warehouse at (406) 523-9000