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Florida State–Approved Boat Rental Course

Take this official Florida course for boat renters, receive your temporary certificate, and get on the water.

Florida safety education card

Who should take this course?

This course is for Florida residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate but who wish to rent a boat or PWC to operate on Florida waters. However, you must be 18 years of age or older to rent a boat or PWC.

Get certified to rent in 3 steps.

  1. Pay for and pass the Florida Boat Rental Test.

  2. Pay and print your Temporary Boating Certificate.

  3. Get your rental and get on the water!

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Florida to take this online course.

What to Expect From Boat Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.

Watch this 54-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in Florida Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Florida. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

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Florida Approved

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

Is it the Boating safety license?

Boating safety education certification is not the same thing as a Boating license. What you really need is the Florida Temporary Boating Certificate. You can get the Florida Temporary Boating Certificate by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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Florida Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does it cost to get my Florida Temporary Boating Certificate?

The total cost is $9.99. This includes $3.00 for the exam fee and $6.99 for access to study material and unlimited exam attempts.

The state of Florida also offers an online exam with no study guide access. The total cost is $8.00. This includes $3.00 for the exam fee and $5.00 for the service fee. If you choose the exam-only option and fail, you will have to re-register and pay to take the exam again.

Taking the Course

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Florida Boat Rental Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Florida to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Florida Boat Rental Course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?

The Florida Boat Rental Course is approved and accepted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Quizzes and/or Exams

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Temporary Boating Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 76% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Boat Florida Rental Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will receive the Temporary Boating Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. This certificate EXPIRES 90 days after course completion.

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