Boating Safety Courses in Montana
By angelamontana

Posted: June 19, 2019

Boating safety is important, as you know, but how much do you really know?

If you’re looking to brush up on your boating safety knowledge, here are some resources offered from online courses to home study and classroom courses.  You can never be too safe…

Here’s some information from MT FWP on boating safety education:

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
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