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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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In South Carolina, you must have a South Carolina Certificate of Number (registration) and validation decals to operate your vessel legally on South Carolina waters. The only exceptions are:

  • Non-motorized vessels
  • Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Vessels with valid registration in another state or country, temporarily on the waters of South Carolina