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Oregon Marine Board

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Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife

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Wisconsin boating safety course
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wyoming

Wyoming boating safety course
Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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!

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STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • Pay only if you pass.

  • Complete and easy-to-read study guide.

  • Only $34.95 (online course, final test and official card included).

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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
  • U.S. Aids to navigation system
Chapter 5

Getting Underway

  • Docking & Undocking
  • Procedures for Anchoring
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Chapter 6

Emergency Preparedness

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

Other Water Activities

  • Small boats - Special dangers
  • Water skiing & towed devices
  • Water-Jet Propelled Watercraft (PWC)

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

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TAKE THE FINAL TEST

  • Free exam retries - Risk free!

  • NASBLA Official final test.

Available on any device
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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 $34.95. 

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 Aceboater.com?

Here's why!

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

  • You can access our online hunter 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 info-usa@aceboater.com or call us at 1-877-661-1938

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