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Inland Boat Operator Training

Acronym: 
IBOT
Length: 
5 Training Days
Locations Offered: 
Accreditation Status: 

Description

The Inland Boat Operator Training (IBOT) program was developed to provide vessel operators the skills necessary to safely operate a public safety vessel in inland rivers and lakes.

Prerequisites

  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; a public safety officials with marine law enforcement duties; or first responders that do not require offshore operations.  
  2. Must be in good physical condition and capable of meeting established FLETC Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs).

Required Training Materials

None.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Motorboat Trailering
  • Boarding Procedures
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Safety and Emergency Equipment 
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Vessel Handling
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Inland Piloting
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Emergency Procedures

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344. 

State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email FLETC-intlrqst@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-3235 
Charleston: (843) 566-8579