Ohio Boating Education Requirements
All boat operators born on or after January 1, 1982 must complete a Ohio & NASBLA-approved boater safety course in order to operate a motorboat greater than 10 HP.
Other Ohio Boating Course Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course. You do not have to be a resident of Ohio to take this online course.
Why Take This Course?
|Ohio–Approved boater education|
|No minimum time requirements|
|Complete the course in under 3 hours|
The Ohio Boater Education Certificate
The Ohio Boater Education Certificate (often referred to as "Ohio boating License" or "Ohio Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.
Vessel operators who are required to have a Ohio Boater Education Certificate must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.
The Ohio 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.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft
2045 Morse Road Building C
Columbus, OH 43229
The Only Gamified Interactive Course
Ohio-Approved Boater Safety Education
Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft.
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.
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