Utah has additional and specific requirements for those people or businesses that carry passengers for hire. Examples include: a lake or river fishing guide who performs a service from a boat, a whitewater river rafting guide, or a wakeboard school instructor who takes people out on a motorboat to teach them how to wakeboard.
According to the Utah Boating Act, "Carrying Passengers for Hire" is defined as "to transport persons on vessels or to lead persons on vessels for consideration." In addition, "Consideration" is defined as "something of value given or done in exchange for something given or done by another."
As of March 1, 2010, the entire licensing and permitting process does not require you to physically appear at a Division office.
- The application process can be completed and information verified by your employing outfitter company and then faxed, emailed, or mailed.
- Any required test is completed at local college or university testing centers.
Please allow five business days for us to process your application for a Utah Captain/Guide License, Boat Crew Permit and/or Outfitter Registration. Incomplete applications will be returned to applicant/outfitter.
Utah Captain's/Guide License and Boat Crew Permit Application and Testing Process
- Online License Testing / Permits / Renewal Information
- Utah Captain's / Guides License and Boat Crew Permit Application
- Captain / Guide License Test Center Locations
- Accepted First Aid Courses
Outfitting Company Registration and Information
Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we are closed most federal and state holidays.
Utah State Parks
1594 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116