Florida State–Approved Boat Rental Course

Take this official Florida course for boat renters, receive your temporary certificate, and get on the water.

Who should take this course?

This course is for Florida residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate but who wish to rent a boat or PWC to operate on Florida waters. However, you must be 18 years of age or older to rent a boat or PWC.

Get Certified to Rent in 3 Steps.

  1. Pass the Florida Boat Rental Test

  2. Pay and print your Temporary Boating Certificate.

  3. Get your rental and get on the water!

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

How much does it cost to get my Florida Temporary Boating Certificate?

The total cost is $9.99. This includes $3.00 for the exam fee and $6.99 for access to study material and unlimited exam attempts.

The state of Florida also makes a $3.00-only option available to you via a paper test, which is administered at the rental agent. If you would like access to only the exam (with one exam attempt and no access to study material), click here. If you choose the exam-only option and fail, you will have to re-register and pay to take the exam again.