100% State-Approved Boating License Online Courses

All courses are state-approved and recognized by the United States Coast Guard, and approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

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State-Approved Boating License Online Course

State-Approved Boating Courses

All Boat Ed Online Courses are approved by the state agency responsible for the administration of each state’s Boater Education Card.

Every one of our online boating license courses features easy to understand boating safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your boating skills and become a better, more prepared skipper.


Coast Guard Recognized Online Boating License Course

United States Coast Guard Recognized

All of Boat Ed’s Online Boater Safety Courses are recognized by the United States Coast Guard as meeting the standards of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

USCG Auxilary Course Provider

Boat Ed is the only boater safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed, civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard.


NASBLA Approved Boating License Safety Course

NASBLA-Approved

The Boat Ed State Boating CoursesCourse are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and meets the National Boating Education Standards.

NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

The NASBLA standards are intended to prescribe the minimum body of knowledge necessary to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable boating. In addition, the proposed standard of care is predicated on reducing risks in recreational boating based on empirical accident and boating violation statistics.

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Safety Topics Specific to Your State

The online course uses the same material as the course that is used by over 70% of U.S. boaters earning boater education certification.

It’s easy to get started! Choose your state and study for free.