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Official Massachusetts Boating Safety Course

Take this Massachusetts–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.

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Do you need Massachusetts Boating education?

You need education if you are 12 through 15 years of age and will be operating a motorboat unsupervised in Massachusetts. You also need education if you are 16 or 17 years of age and will be operating a personal watercraft (PWC) unsupervised.

Get boater certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Pass in-person exam.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

Do you need a Boating License in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts law requires all motorboat operators who are 12 through 15 years of age to complete an approved boating course in order to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. Also, all PWC operators who are 16 or 17 years of age or older must complete an approved boating course.

Massachusetts Environmental Police Requirements

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

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

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

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

or

214-351-0461

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Massachusetts Approved

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Massachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street, Suite 101 Boston, MA 02114 800-632-8075

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 Safety Certificate. You can get the Boater Safety 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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