How to get your US Boating License using an in-depth study guide approved by NASBLA

By registering on, you may register at no cost to take your online boating safety course approved by NASBLA. We're the only course provider that doesn't require you to pay before you start because we believe in the quality of our proven online training for over 23 years.

You will thus be able to see how our course for obtaining the boat license has been set up so that your study is carried out in a simple and efficient manner. You'll see that the information is clearly presented to prepare you well for the final exam. Our online training is easy to use and is accessible on all devices. You take the course at your own pace. The system will remember where you left off when you last logged in.

Register for the boating safety course, follow the steps, successfully pass the final exam if needed and all you have to do next is enjoy the joys of sailing in complete safety!

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3 easy steps to get certified

Step 1


  • Start the course for free.
  • Complete the easy-to-read study guide.
  • Multiple HD videos.
Step 2


  • Free exam retakes - risk free!
  • Multiple choice questions.
Step 3


  • Only $ 39.95 (online course, final test and certificate included).
  • Print your certificate of completion and start boating now!*
  • *Except for New Jersey (an in-person exam is needed)

How the course works
Online study procedure

  • The study guide is divided into 7 chapters.
  • Within each chapter, various elements of knowledge on water safety will be presented in the form of videos, texts, images and learning exercises.
  • After each chapter you must complete a short ten-question quiz.
  • If you fail it, you simply repeat the chapter.
  • Wrong answers will be presented after each quiz, with an explanatory note and the page where you can review the missed concept.
  • NASBLA requires a minimum of 3 hours of online study to complete the online boating safety course.
  • You then take the final exam if needed.
  • You can take as much time as you want to do the study.
  • You have one year to complete the course and final exam.
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