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Official Oregon Boating License Online

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Take this Oregon–approved online boating course to complete your boaters safety education. Boat-ed.com is a delegated provider for the Oregon State Marine Board.

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Do you need to take a boaters safety course to get a Oregon boating license?

You need boater education if you will be operating a motorized boat over 10 hp or a PWC in Oregon.

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How to Get your Boating Card in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1

Boat step 1

est. 2–3 mins

Sign Up

Getting started is easy, simply sign up for a Boat Ed student account, pay for the official, state-approved course, and visit your student dashboard.

Step 2

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est. 3–4 hrs

Study & Pass at Your Own Pace

Take the course on any desktop, tablet or mobile device, and don't worry about completing everything in one sitting. We save your progress after each lesson!

Step 3

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est. 1–5 mins

Print Your Temporary Card Immediately

After successfully passing the final exam, you're able to print a temporary boating card and go boating right away!

Step 4

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est. 0 mins

Get on the Water!

That's it! You're ready to confidently and legally drive a boat. Also you'll now have access to exclusive offers on additional courses and products!

Do you need a Boating Education Card in Oregon?

Oregon law requires all motorized boat and PWC operators who are at least 16 years old and will be operating a boat over 10 hp to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.

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 the Boaters Safety Course

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 Oregon boaters Safety Course

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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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.

Oregon Approved Boating License

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

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Oregon Boating FAQs

Price and Payment

How much does the Oregon Boat Ed Course cost?

The Oregon Boat Ed Course fee is $39.95. You will also pay a $20.00 Oregon State Marine Board fee.

Taking the Course

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

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

Do I have to be a resident to take the Oregon Boat Ed Course?

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

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Oregon Boat Ed Course approved by the Oregon State Marine Board?

The Oregon Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Oregon State Marine Board.

Is my Oregon Boating Education Card accepted elsewhere?

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Certification Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Certification Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 2 attempts given, you will be required to repeat the entire course. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Oregon Boat Ed Course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Certificate of Completion. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Certificate of Completion right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 30 days after course completion.

What is the permanent Oregon Boating Education Card?

The Boating Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boating Education Card will arrive within 30 days after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Boating Education Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

The Oregon State Marine Board has updated its database system to include an online store, capable of accepting requests for replacement Boating Education Cards. You will be able to register, start a Boater Education Card Replacement Application, update your information, and pay the $16 replacement fee for the new card with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card.

You will also be able to print a temporary permit, valid for 60 days, so that you may continue to boat while waiting for your new card to arrive. Please visit the Oregon State Marine Board site or download this PDF for more information.

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