Illustration from Unit 2: Getting Out on the Water
Illustration from Unit 5: Boating Emergencies
Illustration from Unit 6: Enjoying Water Sports
A Comprehensive Course in Rhode Island Boating Education
Boating Basics Instruction
The Boat Rhode Island Course features easy-to-understand boating safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your boating skills and become a better, more prepared skipper.
This Rhode Island boater education course covers a range of topics—from safety instructions to boat handling to reading the weather—and prepares you for a variety of situations you could find yourself in while on the water.
Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the water.
Because educated boaters are safer boaters, completing this Rhode Island-approved online course can also earn you a discount on your boat and PWC insurance.
Learn the rules of the water to have a safe and enjoyable day boating in Rhode Island.
Free boat safety training material recognized by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police.
The Rhode Island online boater education study guide and course feature context-based video instruction to enhance your retention and motivation. You will watch live-action videos of boat and PWC operators preparing for an outing, using good judgement, and reacting to unexpected changes.
Sample course instructional video, “Casting Off”
Sample course instructional video, “Capsizing, Swamping, or Falling Overboard”
Learning in this Rhode Island boater safety course is reinforced by the use of interactive animations that help students understand safe boating skills such as understanding traffic laws on the water, dealing with emergencies, and more.
Interactive Animation Preview Video (00:45s)
It’s Official and Approved!
This online boater education course is approved by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as an approved online boating license course.
It’s the Law!
Rhode Island law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the Rhode Island boating laws and guidelines in this course.
It’s Fast and Easy!
With this complete boater course, finish your classroom boating safety educational requirement at your own pace on your mobile device or computer in a just a few hours. Complete the course in one sitting or a little at a time. It’s up to you.
It’s Made in the USA!
This Rhode Island boat license safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.