Official Texas Boating Safety Course Online
Take this Texas–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.
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Get Boating certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $20.00 online course.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Texas Boater Safety Course
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requires anyone born after August 31, 1993, to successfully complete a NASBLA– and state-approved boater safety course in order to operate any vessel powered by a motor of more than 15 horsepower, personal watercraft (PWC), or windblown vessel over 14 feet on Texas waterways. Boat operators are required to carry a proof of boater education.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Requirements
You must be at least 13 years old to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of Texas to take this online course.
What to Expect From Boat Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.
Comprehensive Instruction in Texas Boating Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Texas. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.
Is it the Boating safety license?
Boating safety education certification is not the same thing as a Boating license. What you really need is the Texas Boater Education Certificate. You can get the Texas Boater Education Certificate by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.
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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Texas Boating students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions