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New! Interactive
Official Pennsylvania
Boater Safety Course

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

You need boating education in Pennsylvania if you will be operating a PWC in Pennsylvania. You also need boating education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, and will be operating a boat over 25 hp in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania safety education card

Get Your Pennsylvania Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.

1
Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course, pay a $10.00 state fee, and pay a $5.00 PFBC admin fee.

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.


2
Print your certificate.

The boater education certificate proves that you completed an approved boater safety course. Your permanent Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate will arrive 4-6 weeks after successfully completing this course.


3
Go boating!

Your Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.


Why Take This Course?

Other Courses
Pennsylvania–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam
Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate

The Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate

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

Vessel operators who are required to have a Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.


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The Only Approved Interactive Boater Safety Course in Pennsylvania

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Official course provider approved by:

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
1601 Elmerton Avenue, PO Box 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000
888-723-4741

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Start your interactive Boater Safety Course now and get your boating license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

The Only Gamified Interactive Course


Pennsylvania-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat 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!


Pennsylvania 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.

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Pennsylvania Boating Laws and Regulations

Pennsylvania law requires boater education if you will be operating a PWC in Pennsylvania. You also need boater education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, and will be operating a boat over 25 hp in Pennsylvania.


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Pennsylvania Age and Operator Restrictions

Pennsylvania law requires all PWC operators to have boater education and to carry a boater education card. In addition, those operating a boat over 25 hp are also required by law to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.






Exemptions to Pennsylvania Boater Education Requirements

Residents of other states who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, and operate on Pennsylvania waters for 60 days or less are exempt if they hold a boating safety certificate issued by their home state.

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