About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Oregon Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Boater Education Card.

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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Oregon, you must have a Certificate of Title, Oregon Certificate of Number, and validation decals to operate your vessel legally on public waters. Exceptions include:

  • Non-motorized vessels
  • Sailboats less than 12 feet in length
  • Vessels registered in other states using Oregon waters for 60 days or less
  • Vessels documented by the U.S. Coast Guard whose principal use is in another state