Get boater certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $29.50 online course.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Do you need Paddlesports education?
Although paddlesports education is not required, all participants are responsible for learning their state laws and regulations to stay safe on the water.
American Canoe Association (ACA) Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
There is no residential requirement to take the ACA Online Paddlesports Course.
A NASBLA-sanctioned course
Developed in partnership with the American Canoe Association
What to Expect From Boat Ed
Comprehensive Instruction in Paddlesports Paddlesports Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Paddlesports safety education established by American Canoe Association (ACA). Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials that cover Paddlesports safety best practices and regulations.
American Canoe Association (ACA)–Approved Content
As a course provider approved by American Canoe Association (ACA), the ACA Online Paddlesports Course covers everything a new paddlesports enthusiast may need to know in order to be safe while using a paddlecraft.Get Started →
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.
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.
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Paddlesports students most frequently ask.Paddlesports Frequently Asked Questions