About the Study Guide

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

Learn More Register for the Course

Washington law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Assault by Watercraft is operating a vessel in a reckless manner or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and injuring another person with serious disfigurement or the loss of a body part or organ.

Homicide by Watercraft is operating a vessel in a reckless manner or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing the death of another person. It also is considered "homicide by watercraft" if a person dies within three years as a result of injury caused by a boating accident.