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Florida State–Approved Boat Rental Course

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

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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. Pay for and pass the Florida Boat Rental Test.

  2. Pay and print your Temporary Boating Certificate.

  3. Get your rental and get on the water!

Florida Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

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 offers an online exam with no study guide access. The total cost is $8.00. This includes $3.00 for the exam fee and $5.00 for the service fee. If you choose the exam-only option and fail, you will have to re-register and pay to take the exam again.

Additionally, the state of Florida makes a $3.00-only option available to you, which is administered via a paper test at the rental agent.

Taking the Course

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

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

Do I have to be a resident to take the Florida Boat Rental Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Florida to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Florida Boat Rental Course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?

The Florida Boat Rental Course is approved and accepted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Quizzes and/or Exams

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Temporary Boating Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 76% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Florida Boat Florida Rental Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will receive the Temporary Boating Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. This certificate EXPIRES 90 days after course completion.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Boat Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)