Official Texas Interactive Boating Safety Course
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Get Your Texas Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.
Play and pass the $49.50 course, and pay a $10.00 state fee.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Why Take This Course?
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A Boat Education Course Unlike Any Other!
Challenging & Fun Learning Activities
Go on a Boating Adventure
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Texas Parks and Wildlife–Approved Boating Safety Course
The Texas Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved and accepted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Texas Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved by the NASBLA. NASBLA is a national non-profit organization that develops and maintains set standards for boating education in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
Texas Boating Laws and Regulations
To legally operate a vessel on Texas waterways, you must have boater education if you meet the following requirements: Anyone born after Aug. 31, 1993, who operates a boat over 15 hp, a PWC, or a sailboat over 14 feet long in Texas.
You must be at least 13 years old to take this online course.
Age and Operator Restrictions
Operators must meet the age and boater education requirements shown below in order to operate any of the following vessels legally in Texas:
- A powerboat powered by a motor of more than 15 hp or…
- A PWC or…
- A windblown vessel over 14 feet in length.
A person less than 13 years of age may operate only if he or she is supervised by a person who:
- Is 18 years of age or older and…
- Can lawfully operate the watercraft and…
- Is on board when the vessel is underway.
A person at least 13 years of age and born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, may operate without supervision only if he or she has passed a boater education course that is accepted by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Do I Need a Boating Card or a Boating License?
Texas requires that you get your Texas Boater Education Certificate. The card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. It also fulfills all state requirements.
You'll be emailed a link to get your Texas Boater Education Certificate by the Texas Parks and Wildlife 30 days after you complete all certification requirements.
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