About the Study Guide

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

Learn More Register for the Course

  • PWC may not be operated between sunset and sunrise.
  • PWC must be operated in a responsible manner. Remember, it is illegal to:
    • Weave your PWC through congested waterway traffic.
    • Maneuver a PWC such that you must swerve at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision.
    • Splash others with your PWC.
    • Jump the wake of another vessel within 100 yards of the vessel.
    • Operate within 25 yards of another PWC when both PWC are operating at a speed of 10 miles per hour or faster.
    • Get in the way of another vessel that is towing a skier.
    • Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife with your PWC.