After you register for the course, you can pay the $29.50 course fee, study the online course material, and then take the Certification Exam. (If you don’t pass on the first try, don’t worry. You’ll have 2 total attempts to pass before beginning the course again.)

Illustration of New York State Boating Safety Certificate

Create a Boat Ed Account

Creating an account with 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.

You must be at least 10 years old to take the online New York boating safety course.

Username and Password

A Few Personal Details About You

These student information questions have been specifically requested by the New York State Parks. 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. You must be 10 or older to take the online course.

State Required Information

The state of New York requires this information for all New York State Boating Safety Certificate 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 New York State Parks.

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