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.
- 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.
- Must be in good physical condition and capable of meeting established FLETC Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs).
Required Training Materials
- Motorboat Trailering
- Boarding Procedures
- Marlinspike Seamanship
- Safety and Emergency Equipment
- Preventive Maintenance
- Vessel Handling
- Navigation Rules
- Nautical Terminology
- Inland Piloting
- Electronic Navigation
- Emergency Procedures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-743-5382.
International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCemail@example.com or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-3235
Charleston: (843) 566-8579