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Request a Boater Education Course Home Study Packet

The Home Study version of the Ohio Boating Education Course is one way to meet Ohio's boater education law.

You request a home study packet over the phone or web and we mail it to you.

Request a Packet Using the Online Form

The packet includes

  • an Ohio Boat Operators Guide   you keep this as a boating law reference
  • the Ohio Boating Education Course booklet  you use this to study
  • a Home Study Worksheet you fill this out as you read the booklet and use it to study for the test
  • a Nonproctored Exam  you take, on the honor system, in your own time frame

When you have completed your worksheet and taken your test, you mail back the worksheet and the test to us for grading. 

If you fill out the worksheet and pass the test with 80 percent correct or better, you will receive your Ohio Boater Education card as your proof of boater education.

Not everyone can learn on their own. The classroom version of the Ohio Boater Education Course uses the same booklet and worksheet as the Home Study version, so if you find it easier to learn from an instructor, look for an Ohio Boater Education Classroom Course near you.