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The easiest and most comprehensive way to ace your Florida boating safety course.

Commonly known as the

Florida Boating License

  • Study at your own pace.
  • Pay only when you pass.
  • Unlimited retries.
  • Certified for life.
  • Only $ 29.95

Who needs a boating license in Florida?

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course.

Take your official Florida Boating License Test online now and be certified for life across North America.

Florida Online Boating Safety Course 3 easy steps

Étape 1 - Étudiez à votre rythme

Study at your own pace

  • Pay only when you pass.
  • Complete and easy-to-read study guide.
  • Only $ 29.95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).

Étape 2 - Faites l'examen en ligne

Take the Final test

  • The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.
  • Free exam retries - Risk free!

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Print your boating license

  • Print your certificate and start boating now!
  • Your certificate is good for life.
  • You'll receive a wallet-sized card within 6-8 weeks.

Reviews Official boating safety course

Rated 4.7 based on 5201 customers reviews
1 days ago
great reviewed topics and passed first try
Gerald C
1 days ago
Great info!! The time bound portions of the studying were annoying!!
Kathleen R
1 days ago
the course was great
Jordyn H
1 days ago
it was very helpful
Tom H
1 days ago
Good preparation material.
Roman K
1 days ago
than you for your website.
Enediel G
2 days ago
Great info! 3 easy steps.
Jeff G
2 days ago
very clear instructions and easy to follow.
Michal Angela I
2 days ago
great site for license but crashed a couple times but no info was lost
Shane S
2 days ago
excellent experience
Orlando B
2 days ago
it was practical
Nicolas L
3 days ago
I found the course very detailed and helpful.
John D
3 days ago
site was very user friendly
Ronda P
3 days ago
very education thank you
Jennifer Lee A
3 days ago
Thanks had fun learning some new thing about boating safety and navigation..
Daniel A
3 days ago
Good course. Some exam material missing from course
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Florida Boating License Practice Test!

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Florida Boating Safety Course Discounts

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!

10% discount for 2 people

20% discount for 3 people

30% discount for 4 people

FAQ - Florida Boating License

Do I need a boating license in Florida?

Florida law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Florida does not have a "boating license." The Boating Safety Education Identification Card is proof of successful completion of the educational requirements and is valid for life.

Who is exempt from having to acquire a boater education card?

  • A person licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel.
  • A person operating on a private lake or pond.
  • An operator who is accompanied onboard by a person who is least 18 years old and possesses the required Boating Safety Education Identification Card, provided that person is attendant to and responsible for the safe operation of the vessel.
  • An operator who is accompanied onboard by a person who is exempt from the educational requirements, provided that person is attendant to and responsible for the safe operation of the vessel.
  • A nonresident who has in his or her possession proof that he or she has completed a NASBLA-approved boater safety course or equivalency examination from another state.
  • A person is operating a vessel within 90 days after the purchase of that vessel and has available for inspection aboard that vessel a bill of sale.
  • A person operating a vessel within 90 days after completing an approved boating safety course, as required in Chapter 327.395(1), and has a photographic I.D. and a boater education course completion certificate showing proof of having completed the required boating safety education course. The course completion certificate must provide the student's first and last name, date of birth, and the date the course was successfully completed.

Do I need a Florida Boating Safety Certificate if I'm only operating a jet ski/PWC?

Everyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a boater education identification card and photographic ID to operate a motorized vessel – including PWC – of 10 horsepower or more in Florida.

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

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

Is Florida Boating Safety Certificate accepted in other states?

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

What are the age restrictions to drive a motorboat in Florida?

  • A person must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft in Florida.
  • A person must be at least 18 years of age to rent a personal watercraft in Florida.
  • It is unlawful for a person to knowingly allow a person under 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft.

At what minimum age can a person be certified in Florida?

No age limit as long as they can pass the test.

Do I need a boating safety certificate to rent a boat?

If you were born on or after January 1, 1988, you cannot rent a boat powered by more than 10 horsepower unless you have passed an approved boater safety course and have in your possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

A person must be at least 18 years of age to rent a personal watercraft in Florida.

Why should I choose ACEBOATER.com?

Because:

  • we have hundreds of illustrations that will help you to better understand the content;
  • our online course is available 24/7.
  • you can access our online support by phone, email or chat.
  • we offer multi-platform training.
  • our Policy has always been, "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back"!

What does the course cost?

Only $ 29.95 (online course, final test and online certificate included).

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

United States Coast Guard

NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrator

The easiest way to get your Florida boating license online!

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