Boating Basics Instruction
The Boat California Course features easy-to-understand boating safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your boating skills and become a better, more prepared skipper.
This online boating license course is based on the Boat America manual, which Boat Ed developed and printed. 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.
Although boater education is not required in California, all boaters are responsible for learning their state laws and regulations to stay safe on the water.
This boater safety course is based on the Boat America manual.
Boat Ed is the only boating safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Comprehensive Boater Education Content
This California boater education course covers a range of topics—from safety instructions to boat handling to reading the weather—and prepares you for a variety of situations you could find yourself in while on the water.
Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the water.
Because educated boaters are safer boaters, completing this California-approved online course can also earn you a discount on your boat and PWC insurance.
Learn the rules of the water to have a safe and enjoyable day boating in California.
Free boat safety exam training material recognized by California Department of Boating and Waterways.