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Official Georgia
Boating Safety Course

The fastest way to get your boating license—no timers!

You need boating education in Georgia if you were born on or after January 1, 1998 and will be operating a motorized vessel on Georgia waters.

Georgia Boating Education Requirements

All boat operators born after January 1, 1998 must have passed a boater safety course approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and carry proof of completion on board.

Other Georgia Boating Course Requirements

You'll need your GA DNR Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com to locate your existing Customer ID Number or create a new one. Call 1-800-366-2661 (8AM–6PM Monday–Friday, 9AM–5PM Saturday–Sunday) or visit a local license agent for more information.

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course. You do not have to be a resident of Georgia to take this online course.

Why Take This Course?

Other Courses
Georgia–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam
Boating safety education card

The Georgia Boater Education Card

The Georgia Boater Education Card (often referred to as "Georgia boating License" or "Georgia Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.

Vessel operators who are required to have a Georgia Boater Education Card must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.


Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division logo

NASBLA-Approved

The Georgia Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved by the NASBLA. NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that develops and maintains set standards for boating education in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Georgia approved:

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division
2070 US Highway 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
770-918-6414

Do you need the Georgia boating license?

Boater safety education is often referred to as a boating license, but what you really need is the Georgia Boater Education Card. You can get the Georgia Boater Education Card by taking a NASBLA- and Georgia-approved online course.

The Only Gamified Interactive Course


Georgia-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

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!


Georgia Boater Safety Education

Real-Life Situations

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.

Role-Playing Simulations

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.

Watch ilearntoboat in action!

Can’t wait? You can take the Georgia-approved course at boat-ed.com & BOATERexam.com.

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Customer Service

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
[email protected]