Interactive Oregon Boating License Course
The fastest Oregon boaters safety course—no timers! ilearntoboat.com is a delegated boating safety provider for the Oregon State Marine Board.
You need boating education in Oregon if you will be operating a boat powered by a motor greater than 10 hp or a personal watercraft (PWC).
How to Get your Boating Card in 4 Easy Steps
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Sign up for your ilearntoboat® student account, pay for the course, and get started right away.
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Study & Pass the Online Course
Learn at your own pace on any device. We automatically save your progress, whether you take the course on desktop, tablet or mobile.
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Print Your Temp Card Immediately
You're able to print your temporary boating license as soon as you've passed the online exam.
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Time to make waves! You can now legally and confidently operate a boat.
Why Take This Course?
|Oregon-Approved boater education|
|No minimum time requirements|
|Complete the course in under 3 hours|
The Boating Education Card
The Boating Education Card (often referred to as "Oregon Boating License" or "Oregon Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.
Vessel operators who are required to have a Boating Education 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 Oregon
This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Oregon State Marine Board.
Official course provider approved by:
Oregon State Marine Board
PO Box 14145, 435 Commercial St NE #400
Salem, OR 97309
The Only Gamified Interactive Course
Oregon-Approved Boater Safety Education
Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Oregon State Marine Board.
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.
Oregon Boating Laws and Regulations
Oregon law requires boater education for all boaters operating a boat powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower.
Oregon Age and Operator Restrictions
- No one under the age of 12 years may legally operate any size powerboat.
- Those 16 years of age and older with a Oregon Boating Education Card may operate a boat, including a PWC, without any supervision.
- No one under the age of 18 years may rent a PWC legally.
Oregon Boater Laws For 12 To 15 Year Olds
- May legally operate a boat powered by a motor of 10 hp or less alone only if he/she has received his/her Boater Education Card and is carrying it on board.
- May legally operate a boat powered by a motor of greater than 10 hp only if he/she:
- Has received his/her Boater Education Card and…
- Is accompanied on board and is under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or responsible person 16 years old or older who possesses a valid Boater Education Card. If the boat is a personal watercraft, the supervising person must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid Boater Education Card.
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Oregon Boating License FAQs
Price and Payment
- How much does the Oregon ilearntoboat Course cost?
The Oregon ilearntoboat Course fee is $54.95. You will also pay a $20.00 Oregon State Marine Board fee.
Taking the Course
- Do you need Oregon Boating education?
Boater safety education is often referred to as a boating license, but what you really need is the Boating Education Card. You can get the Boating Education Card by taking a NASBLA- and Oregon-approved online course.
Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Oregon?
- 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 Oregon ilearntoboat Course?
You do not have to be a resident of Oregon to take this online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
- Is the Oregon ilearntoboat Course approved by the Oregon State Marine Board?
The Oregon ilearntoboat Course is approved and accepted by the Oregon State Marine Board.
- Is my Oregon Boating Education 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.
Quizzes and/or Exams
- Do I have to take an online exam?
The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.
About Your Certification
- What is the proof of online Oregon ilearntoboat Course completion?
Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Certificate of Completion. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Certificate of Completion right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 30 days after course completion.
- What is the permanent Oregon Boating Education Card?
The Boating Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boating Education Card will arrive within 30 days after you complete all certification requirements.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
- How do I replace my Boating Education Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
The Oregon State Marine Board has updated its database system to include an online store, capable of accepting requests for replacement Boating Education Cards. You will be able to register, start a Boater Education Card Replacement Application, update your information, and pay the $16 replacement fee for the new card with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card.
You will also be able to print a temporary permit, valid for 60 days, so that you may continue to boat while waiting for your new card to arrive. Please visit the Oregon State Marine Board site or download this PDF for more information.
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:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, and
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)