Official New Jersey Boating Safety Course Online
Take this New Jersey–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.
Get Boating certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $39.50 online course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go boating!
New Jersey Boating Education Requirements
Anyone under the age of 13 years may not legally operate any motorized vessel on New Jersey waters. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 16 years may operate a vessel 12 feet or longer that is powered by an electric motor of less than 10 horsepower only if he or she has successfully completed an approved boater safety course. Anyone 16 years of age or older must successfully complete a boater safety course to operate a PWC.
New Jersey State Police Requirements
A photo ID is required for admittance into the In-Person Exam.
You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of New Jersey to take this online course.
After this Course
After passing the course, you will have 365 days to attend the state-required In-Person Exam to complete your Boating safety certification.
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.
Comprehensive Instruction in New Jersey Boating Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by New Jersey. 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.
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.
New Jersey Approved
New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
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 New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate. You can get the New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.
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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions New Jersey Boating students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions