We know boater education prevents accidents and saves lives. In the United States, 45 states have educational requirements for operating a boat or PWC on state waters.
Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Whether or not your state requires a boater license, all boaters have a responsibility to learn about boat operation, communications, navigation, and life-saving techniques before taking to the water.
All Boat Ed boating education resources and boater’s license courses have been developed in conjunction with the state boating safety agencies responsible for boater education, are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
What boaters are saying about our online boater’s safety course
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Comprehensive Boater Education Resources
Boat Ed is the only boating safety education course and exam provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government boating and boater safety agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
It’s the law! Your state law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by knowing and following your state’s safe boating laws and guidelines found in our boater’s license courses and state boater safety handbooks.
Even if you’re not required to pass a state boater’s license exam, boater safety is everyone’s responsibility. An educated boater is a safer boater.Get your handbook