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

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The Certificate of Number and validation decals are obtained by submitting the proper application form and fee to:

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400
Henrico, VA 23228

Application forms are available from marine dealers, offices of the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), DMV Service Centers, and agents who sell fishing and hunting licenses. Forms also may be downloaded from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website.

Virginia License Certificate (Registration Card)
You must sign the original Certificate of Number (pocket-sized registration card) upon receipt and carry it on board whenever the vessel is operated.