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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Alabama Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Alabama Boating Course Certificate of Completion.

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  • If you are under 12 years of age: You may not obtain your Alabama boater safety certification, and you may not operate a vessel under any circumstances.
  • If you are 12 or 13 years of age: You may operate a vessel on Alabama waters only if supervised on board by a person who:
    • Is at least 21 years of age and...
    • Carries a valid proof of his or her Alabama boater safety certification (unless the supervising person is also a non-resident in which case he or she is not required to have Alabama boater safety certification) and...
    • Is in position to take immediate physical control of the vessel.
  • If you are 14 years of age or older: You may operate a motorized vessel legally on Alabama waters for up to 45 days per calendar year without supervision. After 45 days, you must have a valid proof of boater safety certification (either Alabama non-resident certification or certification from your home state).