Official Georgia Boating Safety Course

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

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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!

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.

Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division Requirements

Important! You'll need your GA DNR Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com 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 the Boat Georgia.

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

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.

Made by Boaters, for Boaters

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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.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, the Boat Georgia covers everything a new boater may need to know in order to be safe in Georgia while boating.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers the only online Boating education 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

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214-351-0461

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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
770-918-6414

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.

Georgia Boating License FAQs

The boater education certificate in Georgia is often called a “boating license.” While the certificate is often called a Georgia boating license, the certification does not expire and does not need to be renewed.

How old do you have to be to get a boating license in Georgia?

There is no minimum age to complete boater safety education in Georgia. However, you are required to complete your certification if you were born after Jan. 1, 1998, and will be operating a boat in Georgia.

People less than 12 years old:

  • Cannot legally operate a PWC (such as a Jet Ski) or any vessel 16 feet in length or longer.
  • May operate a boat smaller than 16 feet in length and powered by a motor of 30 hp or less only if accompanied by a competent adult.

People 12 to 15 years old:

  • Cannot legally operate any vessel 16 feet in length or longer.
  • Can legally operate a PWC or vessel shorter than 16 feet in length if they:
    • Pass a boating education course or…
    • Are accompanied by a competent adult.

People 16 years old or older can operate any boat or PWC on Georgia waters if they have proper identification on board.

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

Frequently Asked Questions