Ace Boater - Boating license and exam online
Online Boating License & Boaters Safety Course
Accredited by NASBLA
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Technical Questions

How long before I receive my card in the mail?

You will receive your card by mail in 4 to 6 weeks.

For some states, the cards are sent directly by Aceboater.com, whereas for other states we tell the state authorities who has completed the course and the state authorities will send you your card. In both cases you can print a temporary certificate that allows you to go boating while you wait for your card to arrive. 

Can I take the course in Spanish?

Unfortunately, the course is only available in English.

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age varies from state to state and according to the type of watercraft and size of motor used.

See the FAQ section for the state in which you wish to obtain your boating safety certificate for state-specific regulations and information.

How do I print my temporary certificate (card)?

You will be able to access your Boating Certificate once you have passed the final exam and paid the course in full.

Once you have done this, log into your account using your email address and password. You will see a “Print My Temporary Certificate” button on your dashboard.

Which agency regulates the state boating laws?

NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) is responsible for federal boating laws and each state has a state-level agency responsible for state-specific boating laws.

Is this a real boating licence? Yes. Aceboater is accredited by both NASBLA and the agency responsible for regulating state boating laws in your state.

I have finished the final exam, what do I do next?

Return to aceboater.com where you will be able to print your temporary certificate from your profile, simply log in with your email address and password. You will receive your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in three to four weeks.

I took the course with my spouse, can we take our exam together?

No. Each person must complete the course logged into their own profile in order to access the final exam and obtain their card. 

I have studied the five modules, but don’t I have access to the exam, why?

You will have access to the exam automatically once you have passed the last quiz. If you do not see the TAKE THE FINAL EXAM button in your dashboard (by clicking on MY PROFILE on the right) call us at 1-800-607-2329.

Can I retake the final exam?

Yes. If you don’t pass the final exam you will need to wait 24 hours before you can retake it. You have two attempts to pass the final exam. If you fail both attempts, you must retake the course - for free. This means completing the required study time and quiz for each chapter before you can access the final exam again.

Can I see the questions I got wrong on my final exam?

To limit plagiarism, NASBLA does not permit you to review your final exam after you have finished.

Is the permit issued immediately after the exam?

After the exam you can print your temporary certificate, this is valid and you can go boating immediately. You will receive your permanent card a few weeks after you pass the exam.