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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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According to Virginia law, those convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs will:

  • Receive a fine of up to $2,500
  • Be imprisoned for up to 12 months
  • Lose the privilege to operate a vessel for up to 12 months for a first conviction and for up to three years for a second and subsequent convictions
  • Be required to attend an Alcohol Safety Action Program
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