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Inland Boat Operator Training

5 Training Days
Locations Offered
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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.


  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; or a public safety officials with marine law enforcement duties; or first responders that do not require offshore operations; or those designated Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP).
  2. Must be in good physical condition and capable of meeting established FLETC Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs).

Required Training Materials


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
• Maritime Search and Rescue
• Emergency Procedures

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-3235 

Program Registration