Take a Boating Safety Course Online

Chris Riley by Chris Riley Updated on June 28, 2020. In nauticalknowhow

Take a Boating Safety Course Online

Be a safer boater! Take the Online Boating Safety Course – all of the information is free. Click here to check it out.

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Boating News:

Canada – Canadian boaters: Don’t forget you MUST have a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card before operating. Fines are being assessed. Take the course online here.

South Carolina – State Natural Resources officials are considering mandatory training for new boaters. The proposals would require changes in state law. Under review is requiring a basic boating safety course before anyone new to boating takes to the water. Take the course online here.

North Carolina has passed a law requiring boat operators up to the age of 26 to pass a boating safety course.

Florida – New Boating Regulations

Louisiana – Every person 16 years or younger on board a motorboat or vessel less than 26 feet in length  is required to wear a U. S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) while that motorboat or vessel is underway.


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  • Shellly on November 28, 2019

    How do I access your Boating Quizzes – Test our Knowledge section?

    Thanking you in advance


  • Jim Gray on December 3, 2019

    I want to get my captains license for my personal training not for hire where do I go to get started


  • Sean Conley on April 17, 2020


    My name is Sean Conley and I got my boaters license through this course, but I have misplaced it and would like to order a replacement card. Can you please help point me in the right direction?


  • Maria Rios on May 7, 2020

    I live in Toms River and want to take the course but in light of this Pandemic I wondered if it’s possible to do online. Please advise, thank you.


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