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Boater Education Card

Boater Education Certificate

All persons born after December 31, 1986: These boaters must complete a boating safety education course before operating a motorboat or personal watercraft (PWC) on West Virginia waters. Persons are exempt from this requirement if:

  • They are nonresidents visiting West Virginia for 60 days or less, are at least 15 years of age, and have been issued an approved boating safety education certificate by their state of residence or...
  • They are visiting West Virginia for 90 days or less from another country or...
  • They have purchased the motorboat or PWC within the last 45 days and have not been charged with any boating violations.