About the Study Guide

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

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Upon receipt of the required information and fees, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue a Certificate of Number (registration certificate), a Certificate of Ownership, and a set of registration stickers, and if boating on freshwater, a set of Quagga/Zebra Mussel fee stickers.

This registration certificate must be on board and available for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the vessel is in use.