The Nation’s First Approved Defensive Boating Course

Get back on the water fast!

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, US Coast Guard, and NASBLA logosApproved by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Have You Received a Boating Citation?

Florida law requires that anyone convicted of a criminal boating violation, a non-criminal boating infraction which resulted in a boating accident, or two non-criminal boating safety infractions within a 12-month period, must enroll in, attend, and successfully complete an approved safe boating course for violators.

About the Course

Historically, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has not accepted online or correspondence courses to meet the mandatory violator education requirements. Now, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with Boat Ed, the leader in boater safety education, to offer the nation’s first approved defensive boating course.

  • Required in addition to the classroom boating education course
  • Court-approved course
  • Simple registration process
  • No hidden fees! $49.95 for course, exam and certificate
  • Instant completion results
  • Online certificate processing


If you have questions about the disposition of your conviction or requirements, contact your County Court Clerk’s office.

No Boating Citation?

Then you are eligible to take the Boat Florida Course.