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How to Get a Boating License or Boating Certificate

A boating safety class can lead to getting your boating license or boating certificate. A boating license or boating certificate may be required, depending on the state where you are planning to boat. Getting this education benefits skippers, passengers, and vessels alike, whatever your age. Knowledge about boating safety can reduce accidents, fatalities, and property damage related to recreational boating. Plus, taking a boating safety class and getting your boating license or boating certificate can often provide you with a discount on your boat owner’s insurance.

Help keep boating safe and fun! Check out the list of in-person and online boating safety courses below and get your boating license or boating certificate today!


In Person

• American Canoe Association

• Monica Burguera Foundation

• National Association of Boating Law Administrators

• Spirit of America

• US Coast Guard Auxiliary

• US Powerboating

• US Sailing

• US Power Squadrons




•      Boat-Ed








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