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Official Texas
Boater Safety Course

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

You need boating education in Texas if you are at least 13 years of age and were born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, and will be operating a boat powered by a motor of over 15 hp, a PWC, or a windblown vessel over 14 feet long on Texas waters.

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Get Your Texas Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.

1
Play and pass the $49.50 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 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 Texas Boater Education Certificate will arrive 30 days after successfully completing this course.


3
Go boating!

Your Texas Boater Education Certificate is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.


Why Take This Course?

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

The Texas Boater Education Certificate

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

Vessel operators who are required to have a Texas Boater 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 Texas

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Official course provider approved by:

Texas Parks and Wildlife
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
512-389-4800

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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


Texas-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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!


Texas 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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Texas Boating Laws and Regulations

Texas law requires boater education for all boaters born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, and will be operating a motorized boat powered by a motor of more than 15 horsepower, a PWC, or a windblown vessel over 14 feet long in Texas.


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Texas Age and Operator Restrictions

A person under the age of 13 years may operate a vessel only if he or she is supervised by a person who:

  • Is at least 18 years of age or older and…
  • Can lawfully operate the watercraft and…
  • Is on board when the vessel is underway.





Texas Boater Education Requirement Enforcements

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

Not carrying your Boater Education Card when one is required can result in a fine.

Customer Service

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real I Learn To Boat experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

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