Official Oregon Boating Safety Course

Take this Oregon–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 Oregon Boating education?

You need education if you will be operating a vessel over 10 hp in Oregon.

Oregon State Marine Board Requirements

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

You do not have to be a resident of Oregon 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

Boat Ed has a TrustPilot rating of 9.1 out of 10 based on 213 ratings and reviews.

Comprehensive Instruction in Oregon Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Oregon. 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 Oregon State Marine Board, the Boat Oregon Course covers everything a new boater may need to know in order to be safe in Oregon 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.

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Oregon Approved

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Oregon State Marine Board
PO Box 14145, 435 Commercial St NE #400
Salem, OR 97309

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.

Oregon Boating License FAQs

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

Do you need a special license to drive a boat?

Oregon boating laws require all boat operators who will be operating a vessel over 10 hp to get certified by completing a boater safety course. This certification is sometimes called the “Oregon boating license.”

What age do you have to be to get a boating license?

According to Oregon boating laws, you must be at least 12 years old to complete boater education, sometimes called the “Oregon boating license.”

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

Frequently Asked Questions