About the Study Guide

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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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Alabama, you must have an Alabama Certificate of Number and validation decals to legally operate your vessel on public waters. Exceptions include:

  • Non-motorized vessels (excluding sailboats or rental vessels)
  • Vessels registered in other states using Alabama waters for 90 days or less
  • Vessels operating under a valid temporary Certificate of Number