Boater Safety Course
The fastest way to get your boating license—no timers!
You need boating education in Florida if you were born on or after January 1, 1988, and you will be operating a motorized boat of 10hp or more.
Get Your Florida Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.
Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course.
Learn and test your boating knowledge while you venture through this fun, interactive course. Once you successfully guide your group to safety, you may take the final exam. You have multiple attempts to pass the final exam.
Print your certificate.
The boater education certificate proves that you completed an approved boater safety course. Your permanent Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card will arrive 3–4 weeks after successfully completing this course.
Your Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.
Why Take This Course?
|Florida–Approved boater education|
|No minimum time requirements|
|Complete the course in under 3 hours|
The Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card
The Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card (often referred to as "Florida boating License" or "Florida Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.
Vessel operators who are required to have a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.
The Only Approved Interactive Boater Safety Course in Florida
This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Official course provider approved by:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
The Only Gamified Interactive Course
Florida-Approved Boater Safety Education
Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
No Minimum Time Requirements
Students complete our interactive courses faster than our traditional courses. Why? There are no timers—ever!
Complete the Course in Under 3 Hours
Instruction that engages the brain using both words and images has been shown to significantly increase student retention and comprehension. When you combine interactive learning with no minimum time requirement, it’s easy to understand why many of our students complete their boater education in under 3 hours!
Make choices for your character that will earn you awards and allow you to move through levels by applying what you’ve learned about boater safety throughout the challenges.
We made sure to include plenty of mini-games and realistic simulations to keep you engaged along the way. Earn achievement badges as you master trip planning, emergency preparation, and safety operations. Crack all of the levels, and you will be awarded your boating education certificate.
Florida Boating Laws and Regulations
Florida law requires boater education for all boaters born on or after Jan 1, 1988 who operate a motorized boat of 10 or more horsepower. Once the Florida-approved boater education requirements are complete, students will receive their Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card.
Florida Age and Operator Restrictions
- No one under the age of 14 years may operate a personal watercraft (PWC) on Florida waters at any time, even if such person possesses a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card.
- No one under the age of 18 years may rent/lease a PWC.
- It is illegal for the owner of a PWC to knowingly allow a person under 14 years of age to operate a PWC.
Exemptions to Florida Boater Education Requirements
Operators are exempt from needing to get their boating license if they are:
- Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel
- Operating on a private lake or pond
- Accompanied on board by a person who is exempt from the education requirement or by a person who is at least 18 years old, possesses the required identification cards, and is attendant to the operation of the vessel and responsible for any violation that occurs
- Operating a vessel within 90 days after purchase and have a bill of sale on board and available for inspection
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Florida Frequently Asked Boating Questions
Price and Payment
How much does the Florida Boat Course cost?
The Florida Boat Course fee is $49.50.
Taking the Course
Do you need Florida Boating education?
You need boating education in Florida if you were born on or after January 1, 1988, and you will be operating a motorized boat of 10 hp or more.
Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Florida?
What is the minimum age to take this online course?
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
Do I have to be a resident to take the Florida Boat Course?
You do not have to be a resident of Florida to take this online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
Is the Florida Boat Course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?
The Florida Boat Course is approved and accepted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Is my Boating Safety Education I.D. Card accepted elsewhere?
For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada's requirements.
About Your Certification
What is the permanent Boating Safety Education I.D. Card?
The Boating Safety Education I.D. Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boating Safety Education I.D. Card will arrive within 3–4 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.
How do I replace my Boating Safety Education I.D. Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost or destroyed Boating Safety Education I.D. Card, you can order a duplicate by calling 850-488-5600 or emailing [email protected].
Your ilearntoboat course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
We’re available to help you:
9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free), or 214-351-0461