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Inland Boat Operator Training

5 Training Days
Locations Offered: 
Accreditation Status: 


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; 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


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 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 or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

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