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A Course on Responsible Boating

NOW! Boating safety certification is required by law for many South Carolina boaters. Even if it’s not required for you, becoming certified may save you money on boat insurance. You have three ways to be certified with Boat South Carolina: A Course on Responsible Boating.

  1. In a classroom …
    Share the learning experience with other interested students and a qualified instructor. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources can help you find a classroom course in your area.
  2. Over the Internet …
    Learn online what you need to know to be a safe boat operator! The complete course with exciting visuals awaits you on the Net. Interactive graphics help you learn and retain information on boating safely in South Carolina. Successfully complete the online test, and you will receive a State of South Carolina boating safety certificate by mail.
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  3. By video …
    You and your family can take this boater education course in the convenience of your home aided by an informative video and instruction manual. Study and learn at your own speed. Upon successful completion of the mail-in test, you will receive a South Carolina boating safety certificate.
    Call 1-800-830-2268 for information