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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;
  • 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.

2015 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Classes

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





April 11

Boating Safely

Helena - MT Wild Education Center

Bill: (406) 459-6234

April 25

Boating Safely for Law Enforcement


Kyle: (406) 240-7110

April 26

Boating Safely for Law Enforcement


Kyle: (406) 240-7110

May 9

Boating Safely

Kalispell - FWP office

Katy: (406) 756-6139

May 13, 14 & 15

Boating Safely 3 Evening Classes

Missoula - Sportsman's Warehouse

Kyle: (406) 240-7110

June 26-27

Boating Safely for Boy Scout Leaders

Flathead Lake Melita Island Boy Scout Camp

Kyle: (406) 240-7110