Official Washington Boating Safety Course Online
Take this Washington–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.
unlimited exam attempts
Get boater certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass. Then pay a $34.95 course fee and a $10.50 state fee.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Washington Boating Education Requirements
All operators born on or after January 1, 1955, must have the Washington Boater Education Card to operate a vessel powered by a motor of 15 or more horsepower. Anyone under the age of 12 years may not legally operate a vessel powered by a motor of 15 or more horsepower. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 15 years may operate a vessel powered by a motor of 15 or more horsepower only if he or she has the Washington Boater Education Card. Anyone 14 years of age or older may legally operate a personal watercraft (PWC) only if he or she has the Washington Boater Education Card.
Washington State Parks Requirements
You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of Washington 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 Washington Boating Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Washington. 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.
9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.
Washington State Parks
PO Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504
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 Washington Boater Education Card. You can get the Washington Boater Education Card by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.
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