After you register for the course and pay $29.50, you can study the online course material and then take the Certification Exam. (If you don’t pass on the first try, don’t worry. Keep taking the exam until you pass.)

Example of California Boater Card

Create a Boat Ed Account

Creating an account with boat-ed.com allows you to leave the course when necessary and pick up where you left off when you log back in.

Note All fields are required unless noted.

Username and Password

A Few Personal Details About You

These student information questions have been specifically requested by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. Your information is not shared with any outside parties.

Please take care to enter your full, official name as it will appear on your certificate. Capitalization is especially important.

Please make sure to enter your correct date of birth. Using an incorrect date of birth may invalidate your certificate or prevent it from being issued entirely.

State Required Information

The state of California requires this information for all California Boater Card applicants.

Contact Information

This information is also required by the state and is only used to contact you regarding the course or certificate. Your information is not shared with any outside parties beyond California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways.

Re-enter the e-mail address from above, just to make sure we’ve got it right.

Mailing Address Where You Get Your Mail
Physical Address Where You Live