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Unlimited retries. Certified for life. Only $14.95.

Who needs to take an approved boating safety course in West Virginia?

West Virginia Natural Resources Police

Unless exempted, beginning on January 1, 2001, no person born on or after December 31, 1986, may operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on any waters of this state without first having obtained a certificate of boating safety education from this or any other state. The certificate must have been obtained by satisfactorily completing a course of instruction in boating safety education.

This certificate must be in the possession of the person operating a motorboat or personal watercraft on the waters of this state. The operator shall show the certificate on demand of any West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer or other law-enforcement officer authorized to enforce the provision of the West Virginia Code.

3 easy steps to receive your certificate of completion:

Étape 1 - Étudiez à votre rythme

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  • Pay only when you pass.
  • Complete and easy-to-read study guide.
  • Only $14.95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).

Étape 2 - Faites l'examen en ligne

Take the Final test

  • The boating exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.
  • Open-book final test.
  • Free exam retries - Risk free!

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Print your certificate of completion

  • Print your certificate and start boating now!
  • Your certificate is good for life.
  • You'll receive a wallet-sized card within 4-6 weeks.

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20% discount for 3 persons

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FAQ

Do I need a Boating Safety Education Certificate to operate a watercraft in West Virginia?

To operate a motorboat or PWC in West Virginia, anyone born on or after December 31, 1986, must carry a boating safety education certificate proving they have passed an approved boating safety education course.

What are the age restrictions to operate a powerboat in West Virginia?

Anyone wishing to operate a motorized vessel in West Virginia must be at least 12 years old.

People aged between 12 and 15 years old may operate a motorboat with less than 10 horsepower on their own, provided that they hold and are carrying a boating safety education certificate proving they have passed an approved boating safety education course.

People aged between 12 and 15 years old may operate a motorboat with 10 or more horsepower if accompanied on board by a person at least 18 years of age and who hold a boating safety education certificate (unless exempt).

At what minimum age can a person be certified in West Virginia?

To legally operate a motorized watercraft in West Virginia (and therefore require certification), the boater must be at least 12 years old.

I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the West Virginia Boating Safety Education Certificate?

You are not required to hold a state driver's license in order to obtain a boater education card.

Who is exempt from having to acquire a Boating Safety Education Certificate in West Virginia?

  • Anyone born before December 31, 1986 (however, many boaters complete the course in order to be eligible for discounted boat or PWC insurance)
  • Residents of other states who are at least 15 years old and who hold and are carrying a boating safety education certificate for a NASBLA-approved course in his or her state of residence
  • Anyone who is not a resident of the United States and who is visiting for a maximum of 90 days
  • Anyone who purchased the motorboat or PWC within the last 45 days, provided the person has never been charged with any boating violations.

What form(s) of identification does an operator have to carry on board?

Anyone subject to the mandatory education requirements must carry a boating safety education certificate.

Why should I choose ACEBOATER.com?

  • We have hundreds of illustrations that will help you to better understand the content.
  • Our online course is available 24/7.
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  • We offer multi-platform training.
  • Our Policy has always been, "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back"!

Is West Virginia boating education certificate accepted in other states?

Yes. All states that require boater education certification will recognize the West Virginia Boat Operator's Certificate, due to NASBLA-approved course reciprocity for non-residents.

What does the boating course cost?

Only $19.95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).

West Virginia Natural Resources Police

United States Coast Guard

NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrator

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