TWRA Boating Safety Exam


The test taker must have a valid Williamson CountyTWRA Boat Tennessee library card or computer guest pass.

Prior to the exam, a Type 600 boating safety exam permit must be purchased for $10. Permits are available at stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses. The permit will serve as a temporary certificate if you pass the exam.

Underage Test Takers

A test taker between the ages of 11 and 17 must have permission to use the internet on his/her library account. A computer guest pass may be issued to a test taker under the age of 17 as long as a parent or guardian is present to sign the application.

Make an Appointment

Appointments to take the exam can be made by calling the Reference Department at 615-595-1243. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Test takers can get a free study guide, "Boat Tennessee: A Course on Responsible Boating" at the Reference desk.  It is also available online: TN-Boating-Handbook.pdf 

The TWRA Boating Exam is a 60-question multiple-choice online exam.  It is administered by the Tennessee Wildlife and Resource Agency.  The exam can only be taken twice in one day.  The Library is not responsible for the TWRA website and any issues with taking the exam or receiving exam results.