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Official Rhode Island
Boater Safety Course

The fastest way to get your boating license—no timers! ilearntoboat.com is a delegated provider for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police.

You need boating education in Rhode Island if you were born after Dec. 31, 1985, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp on Rhode Island waters.

Rhode Island safety education card

This course is approved by the state of Rhode Island and, once successfully completed, will result in your Rhode Island Boating License.

Get your boating certificate in 3 easy steps.

1
Play and pass the $54.95 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 practice exam. This will help prepare you for the Challenge Exam.


2
Receive your Completion Document.

The Completion Document proves that you completed an approved boater safety course. Your Completion Document will be emailed to you upon course completion and is required for admittance to the Challenge Exam.


3
Complete the Challenge Exam.

Follow the instructions to register for the Challenge Exam.


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

Why Take This Course?

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

The Certificate of Boating Safety Education

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

Vessel operators who are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education 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 Rhode Island

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police.

Official course provider approved by:

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908-5767

Get Started

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

The Only Gamified Interactive Course


Rhode Island-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police.

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!


Rhode Island 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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Rhode Island Boating Laws and Regulations

Rhode Island law requires boater education for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Rhode Island.


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Rhode Island Age and Operator Restrictions

Rhode Island law requires all PWC operators and anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, to complete an approved boating course in order to operate a motorized vessel over 10 hp.






Rhode Island Boater Education Requirement Enforcements

Rhode Island law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the laws and guidelines.

  • Carry the Card: Vessel operators who are required to have a Boater Education Card must carry the card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer.
  • Penalty: Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.

Get Started

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

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Rhode Island Frequently Asked Boating Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course cost?

The Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course fee is $54.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need the Rhode Island boating license?

You need education if you will be operating a PWC or if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp in Rhode Island.

Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Rhode Island?

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 Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course?

You do not have to be a resident of Rhode Island to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course approved by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police?

The Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course is approved and accepted by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Police.

Is my Rhode Island Certificate of Boating Safety Education 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 proof of online Rhode Island ilearntoboat Course completion?

Once you pass the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Completion Document and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This is your proof of online course completion. Please bring proof of completion with you to the Challenge Exam.

What is the permanent Rhode Island Certificate of Boating Safety Education?

The Certificate of Boating Safety Education is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Certificate of Boating Safety Education will arrive within 7–10 days after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Certificate of Boating Safety Education if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Certificate of Boating Safety Education, go to https://ridem.wufoo.com/forms/z12r2ipl11przy0/.

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:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST and
Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)

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