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The Nation’s First Approved Defensive Boating Course

Get back on the water fast!

Have You Received a Boating Citation?

Florida law requires that anyone convicted of a criminal boating violation or an infraction that resulted in a reportable boating accident must enroll in, attend, and successfully complete an approved safe boating course for violators.

About the Course

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with Boat Ed, the leader in boater safety education, to offer the nation’s first approved defensive boating course.

  • Required in addition to completion of a classroom or online boating education course
  • Court-approved course
  • Simple registration process
  • No hidden fees! $49.95 for course, exam, and certificate
  • Instant completion results
  • Online certificate processing


If you have questions about the disposition of your conviction or requirements, contact your County Court Clerk’s office.

No Boating Citation?

Then you are eligible to take the Boat Florida Course.

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), or 214-351-0461
[email protected]