Florida State–Approved Boat Rental Course
Take this official Florida course for boat renters, receive your temporary certificate, and get on the water.
unlimited exam attempts
Get Certified to Rent in 3 Steps.
Pass the Florida Boat Rental Test
Pay and print your Temporary Boating Certificate.
Get your rental and get on the water!
The state of Florida also makes a $3.00-only option available to you via a paper test, which is administered at the rental agent. If you choose the exam-only option and fail, you will have to re-register and pay to take the exam again.
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.
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.
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.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
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 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.
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.
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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Florida Boating students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions