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About the Boating Safety Course

About Boating Safely includes a wide variety of information. Whether you choose a classroom boating class or your state's online course, you'll learn:

  • General information about boats and maintenance
  • Information on preparing for safe and enjoyable outings
  • Navigation rules and aids to navigation
  • Guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely
  • What to do in case of boating emergencies
  • State-specific laws and regulations you must follow

In general, this information applies to all recreational watercraft (powerboats, PWCs, sailboats and boats which are paddled). PWC and Jet Ski operators often have additional laws and restrictions which apply to them.

For 42 states! The online boating safety course adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Study your state's boating safety course and take the boater exam online. Upon passing, you'll either print out your temporary boating safety course certificate, or your permanent boating safety card will be mailed to you. The specifics differ from state to state, so be sure to read your state's boating laws and regulations.

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