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Free Boat Safety Course - Hayden, Idaho
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 08:00am - 04:00pm

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free boating safety class on June 22 from 8 am - 4 pm.  To register email your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail)

Boating education is an important part of responsible boating.  Taking a course could help you prevent an accident, injury, or even worse.  The Boat Idaho class can teach you about hazards to look for, and what to do in an emergency situation, which could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

All boaters, regardless of experience, are encouraged to take a boating safety class to learn about Idaho boating laws and pick up some boating safety tips. Many families take the course together so both kids and adults can safely operate their boat.

The Boat Idaho classes are held in a classroom setting with an experienced instructor.  This course is disigned to be an introductory course to meet the boater education need of recreational boaters. You will learn general information about boats and maintenance, information to make your boating experience safer, tips on how to be a more courteous boat operator, and learn about laws and regulation associated with owning and operating a boat.

Training includes a classroom training on the following topics:

    General information concerning boats and maintenance
    Information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable
    Tips on how to be a more courteous boat operator
    Idaho specific Laws and regulations to which you must adhere
    Know your boat
    Before you get underway
    Operating your boat safely
    Legal requirements of baoting
    Boating Emergencies
    Enjoying water sports
    Ending with an exam on the covered material


This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and is recognized by the U.S.. Coast Guard.
Will receive a boater education card upon successful completion of the course.

Some insurance companies even offer a discount to those boat owners that successfully complete the “Boat Idaho” boat safety course. Check with your insurance agent to see if you are eligible.


Head west on Forest Service Nursery Rd/W Kathleen Ave,  Slight right onto W Kathleen Ave, turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Atlas Rd, Turn right onto W Hayden Ave, Turn left onto N Ramsey Rd
Volunteer Search and Rescue Building at 10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID 83835   

Volunteer Search and Rescue Building
10865 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID 83835