Boater Safety Education Online Course

Boat and personal watercraft online safety course. The easiest way to get your boating license.

Online Boater Safety Course

No matter how skilled you are having proper boating knowledge is important for your safety and of your fellow passengers. Boater's Academy is a U.S. Coast Guard-recognized and an NASBLA-approved online boat safety course. Available in more than 40 states, our boating education course has been designed to comply with the different state and federal rules.

Our course allows boaters to learn the basic operation and safety regulations that are required to obtain a boat or jet ski license. Our online course has been created with easy-to-read instructions and colorful illustrations for a fun and interesting learning experience. Students are given a chance to take tests for each chapter individually and are awarded a boat safety certificate once they've completed the entire safety course.

Boater's Academy also offers a free guide for boating safety to help you familiarize yourself with boating education basics. The format is easy to access from anywhere and quite simple to use. There's no minimum time requirement, so you have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the boating safety regulations. Learn everything you need to know to have fun and stay safe on the waterways.

How It Works

There are 3 easy steps to get boat and personal watercraft certified.

  • 1
    Study the online course
    Illustrated questions help you learn
  • 2
    Take and pass the chapter quizzes
    Apply your knowledge
  • 3
    Print your certificate
    Get certified, have fun and stay safe!
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Our online boater safety education course is available in the following states:

Free Online Study Guide

It's important that you be familiar with rules and regulations required for safe and responsible boating. We've prepared a free online study guide to help prepare you for the boating safety course.
Free Study Guide

Student Reviews

  • Shannon

    "It is a rather lengthy process but by the end of it you know everything you need to know to be safe on the water. Would certainly recommend to those who don't have much experience with a boat or personal watercraft." - Shannon

  • Carl

    "The format was simple and easy to use. I really liked how it picked right up where I left it for when I would take breaks." - Carl

  • Bryan

    "Great course. Easy to follow with the illustrations. The ability to take this in the comfort of my home was a huge plus. Highly recommend!" - Bryan