Boater Education Instructor Course - 08/12/2020 - (820316)

Class #820316

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Aug 12
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Boater Education Course
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
***This is a Private Virtual Class***Get directions
Instructor: Mary Carrier

Become an Instructor

The Boater Education Program's goals are to reduce boating and water related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable boating; and enhance boating traditions, ethics, and values. We now have more than 1,000 active instructors statewide, who include game wardens, volunteers, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Power Squadron, and professional educators. These volunteer instructors certify an average of 10,000 students per year.

Steps to Instructor Certification

  1. Complete the Boater Education Student Course if you have not already done so.
  2. Request an instructor application.
  3. Take your completed instructor application to a TPWD Game Warden, who will interview you and submit your paperwork to TPWD. If you need a list of game wardens in your area you may contact your nearest TPWD law enforcement office.
  4. Complete the Boater Education Instructor Training. If no classes are currently available, please contact us at 512-389-4846 Option 4 to speak to a Boater Education Training Specialist and arrange an instructor course in your area.
  5. Special provisions have now been incorporated for U.S. Power Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, certified school teachers, and certified law enforcement officers.
  6. After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a Congratulatory Packet with your instructor card and instructor's patch.
  • Registrants will be provided an invitation to the training's platform after their registration is confirmed.
  • Before class:
    • Complete the Boater Education Student Course, even if you're exempt, if you have not already done so. If you have already completed a course through another state/province, scan a copy of your card to include with the other documents to be emailed to
    • Review the required Instructor Manual
    • Complete the pre-test you will receive after registration is confirmed.
    • Download Instructor Application Packet (4 pages) documents. Complete the application, Release & Acknowledgement, Authorization and Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History Information. Scan and email the completed documents to
    • Do not complete the Instructor Course Training Report
    • Schedule a game warden interview with your local game warden. Take the blank form to your interview or ask for a telephonic interview. The warden will work with you to complete the form, he/she will sign it and send it directly to Austin, Attn: ACP; Boater Education-Monica Silva.
    • Complete the post-test you will be sent at the training's conclusion.
    • After processing your application, interview, and course results, TPWD will mail you a "Congratulatory Letter/Pack