About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed South Carolina Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your South Carolina Boater Education Certificate.

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The registration number and validation decals must be displayed as follows.

South Carolina Validation Decal
  • Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the bow.
  • Number must read from left to right on both sides of the bow.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high BLOCK letters.
  • Number’s color must contrast with its background.
  • Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space or hyphen:
    SC 3717 ZW
    or SC-3717-ZW.
  • No other numbers may be displayed on either side of the bow.
  • Decals must be affixed on both sides of the vessel within six inches following the registration number.
South Carolina PWC Validation Decal
PWCs also are required to display the certificate’s number and validation decals.