Official Georgia Boating Safety Course

Take this Georgia–approved course to complete your online Boating safety education.

Georgia Boating safety education card Lifetime Card

Do you need Georgia Boating education?

You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1998, and will be operating a motorized vessel in Georgia.

Get Boating certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $29.50 course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

Georgia Boating Education Requirements

Anyone under the age of 12 years legally may not operate a vessel 16 feet or longer, but may operate a motorized vessel less than 16 feet long, which is powered by an engine of 30 horsepower or less only if accompanied by an adult.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 15 years legally may not operate a vessel 16 feet or longer, but may operate a personal watercraft less than 16 feet if he or she has successfully completed a boater safety course or is accompanied by an adult.

Anyone 16 years or older can legally operate any boat or PWC in Georgia if he or she possesses a proper identification card.

Course Requirements

DNR Number
You'll need your GA DNR Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit to locate your existing Customer ID Number or create a new one. Call 1-800-366-2661 (8AM–8PM Monday–Friday, 9AM–5PM Saturday–Sunday) or visit a local license agent for more information.

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

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

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What to Expect From Boat Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.


Watch this 54-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in Georgia Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Georgia. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



Email Boat Ed Support

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Georgia Approved

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Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division
2070 US Highway 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.

Is it the Boating safety license?

Boating safety education certification is not the same thing as a Boating license. What you really need is the Georgia Boater Education Certificate. You can get the Georgia Boater Education Certificate by taking this boat safety course at Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Georgia Boating students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions