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Take advantage of our group discounts for family and friends. Register together and get a discount of up to 30% for the online boating course!
All Motorboat operators with a 10 hp or greater motor, regardless of age
All PWC (Personal WaterCraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos) operators need to take a boating safety course.
You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a boater education card.
Yes. All states that require boater education certification will recognize the Virginia Boat Operator's Certificate, due to a NASBLA-approved course reciprocity for non-residents.
For a PWC, the minimum operator age continues to be age 16, except those 14 or 15 year olds who have completed and passed a course can operate. This has been the law since 1999 and has not changed.
For a motorboat, there continues to be no minimum operator age.
No age limit as long as they can pass the test. However, it is fairly difficult for youngsters under the age of about 12 to complete and pass a course. Remember though that youngsters can operate a boat under onboard direct supervision of a person who meets the boating safety education requirement.
If you've received a plastic, wallet-size Boater Education Card / Certificate from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries you can receive a replacement as long as they can locate you in their database. You must fill out this application.
Forever - they do not expire.
Only $19,95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).