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Alabama boating safety course
Alabama Conservation Natural Resources Marine Police


Alaska boating safety course
Alaska Boating Safety Program


Arizona boating safety course
Arizona Game and Fish


Arkansas boating safety course
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


California boating safety course
California State Parks Boating and Waterways


Colorado boating safety course
Colorado Division of Wildlife


Connecticut boating safety course
Connecticut Energy Environment


Delaware boating safety course
Delaware Division Fish and Wildlife Enforcement


Florida boating safety course
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Georgia boating safety course
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division


Hawaii boating safety course
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources


Idaho boating safety course
Idaho State Parks and Recreation


Illinois boating safety course
Illinois Department of Natural Resources


Indiana boating safety course
Indiana Department of Natural Resources


Iowa boating safety course
Iowa Department of Natural Resources


Kansas boating safety course
Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism


Kentucky boating safety course
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources


Louisiana boating safety course
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


Maine boating safety course
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife


Maryland boating safety course
Maryland department of Natural Resources


Massachusetts boating safety course
Massachusetts Environmental Police


Michigan boating safety course
Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Minnesota boating safety course
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Mississippi boating safety course
Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks


Missouri boating safety course
Missouri Department of Natural Resources


Montana boating safety course
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks


Nebraska boating safety course
Nebraska Game and Parks


Nevada boating safety course
Nevada Department of Wildlife

New Hampshire

New Hampshire boating safety course
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Jersey

New Jersey boating safety course
New Jersey Marine Services Bureau

New Mexico

New Mexico boating safety course
New Mexico State Parks Boating Safety

New York

New York boating safety course
New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation

North Carolina

North Carolina boating safety course
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

North Dakota

North Dakota boating safety course
North Dakota Game and Fish


Ohio boating safety course
Ohio Department of natural Resources Parks and Watercraft


Oklahoma boating safety course
Oklahoma Highway Patrol


Oregon boating safety course
Oregon Marine Board


Pennsylvania boating safety course
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Rhode Island

Rhode Island boating safety course
Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife

South Carolina

South Carolina boating safety course
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Dakota

South Dakota boating safety course
South Dakota Game Fish and parks


Tennessee boating safety course
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Parks Agency


Texas boating safety course
Texas Parks and Wildlife


Utah boating safety course
Utah Department of Natural Resources


Vermont boating safety course
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Virginia boating safety course
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources


Washington boating safety course
Washington State Parks

West Virginia

West Virginia boating safety course
West Virginia Natural Resources Police


Wisconsin boating safety course
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Wyoming boating safety course
Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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A complete 3-hour course… well organized in 7 chapters

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Who needs a boating license in the U.S.A.?

Each U.S. state has its own laws concerning the acquisition of a boating license. Some states require it only for the operation of personal water craft, while in other states it could be age related. Please check the requirements concerning you by clicking on your state, and get your boating education card now!


Study at your own pace

  • Register for free

  • Only $ 39.95(online course, final test and official card included).

  • Complete and easy-to-read study guide.

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Chapter 1

Boating safety course introduction

  • Mandatory boater education
  • Boating terminology
  • Registration & Titling
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Chapter 2

Boating Equipment

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
  • Navigation light equipment
  • Other recommended equipment
Chapter 3

Trip Planning and Preparation

  • Pre-departure checklist
  • Launching & Retrieving a boat from the water
  • Boat preventive maintenance
Chapter 4

Safe Boat Operation

  • Operator responsibilities
  • Navigation rules
  • Meeting situations
Chapter 5

Getting Underway

  • U.S. Aids to navigation system
  • Docking & Undocking
  • Procedures for Anchoring
Chapter 6

Emergency Preparedness

  • Boating accidents
  • Surviving in cold water
  • Rendering assistance - Accident report
Chapter 7

Other Water Activities

  • Water skiing & towed devices
  • Water-Jet Propelled Watercraft (PWC)
  • Marine environment

Crystal clear. Our team works hard to develop intuitive and effective training. No endless reading, interactive learning is the key to success!


Take the final test

  • Free exam retries - Risk free!

  • NASBLA Official final test.

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Print your certificate

  • Print your temporary certificate and start boating now!*
  • You'll receive your official wallet-sized card within 6-8 weeks.

*Except for New Jersey

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FAQ - Boating Safety Course and Boating License

Must I take this course to get a boating license?

Yes. You need to take a course to get a Certificate of Completion and then, your Boater Card which will be valid for life.

Is the Aceboater boating course approved by NASBLA?

Yes. NASBLA has approved and accepted the Aceboater boating course.

What is the cost of the Aceboater online boating safety course?

The cost of the Aceboater course is $ 39.95

Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?

It depends on the State where you are resident.

Is it possible to see the content of the course before starting my training?

Of course, all you have to do is click on Boating Safety Course Study Guide. We have also created a Boating Safety Practice Exam to test your knowledge!

Must I complete the course in one sitting?

You can complete the course in one sitting, or spread it out over several days. You go at your own pace.

Why choose

Here's why!

  • There are hundreds of illustrations and videos to help you better understand the content.

  • You can access our online boating safety course 24/7

  • Our online support is available by phone, email or chat.

  • We offer multi-platform training.

  • OUR PLEDGE! “Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back”!

Must I reside in the State in which I'm taking the Aceboater Course?

You should follow your boating safety course in the State where you are resident.

Is there a time limit to complete an approved Boating Safety Course?

You must spend a minimum of three (3) hours studying the boating safety course, but you can take more time if you wish. You will then have as long as you need to complete the final exam. You have one year to complete the course and exam.

Does the Boater Card expire?

No. It is good for life.

How do I contact customer support?

You can send an email to or call us at 1-877-661-1938

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