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Official Maine Boating Safety Course

Take this Maine–approved course to complete your online boating safety education. Boat-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Do you need Maine Boating education?

You need education if you are older than 12 years of age, are unsupervised, and will be operating a vessel powered by a motor of more than 10 hp in Maine. You also need education if you are between 16 and 17 years of age and will be operating a personal watercraft (PWC).

Get boater certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

Do you need a Boating License in Maine?

Maine law requires boat safety education for unaccompanied operators of motorized vessels (over 10 hp) older than the age of 12 years.

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Requirements

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Maine 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 Maine Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Maine. 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.

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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.

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Maine Approved

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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street Augusta, ME 04333-0041

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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 Boater Education Certificate. You can get the Boater Education Certificate by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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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)