Interactive Virgin Islands Boating License Course
The fastest Virgin Islands boaters safety course—no timers! ilearntoboat.com is a delegated boating safety provider for the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
Boating education is not required in Virgin Islands. Boater safety education reduces the incidence of accidents and prepares you for any obstacles you may encounter. Completing this course may save you on boat insurance and will allow you to boat in states that do require education.
How to Get your Boating License 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?
|Virgin Islands-Approved boater education|
|No minimum time requirements|
|Complete the course in under 3 hours|
The Boater Education Card
The Boater Education Card (often referred to as "Virgin Islands boating License" or "Virgin Islands Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all territory-mandated boater education requirements.
Vessel operators who are required to have a Boater 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 Virgin Islands
This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
Official course provider approved by:
Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources
4607 Tutu Park Mall
St. Thomas, VI 00802
The Only Gamified Interactive Course
Virgin Islands-Approved Boater Safety Education
Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
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.
Virgin Islands Boating Laws and Regulations
Virgin Islands law does not require boating education. You can take this course to save on insurance or to boat in states that require a card.
Virgin Islands Age and Operator Restrictions
No one under the age of 12 may operate a vessel with a motor greater than 8 horsepower (which includes PWC) unless:
- An emergency exists or…
- The child’s parent or legal guardian is on board or…
- Another person at least 18 years of age is on board.
Virgin Islands Boater Education Requirement Enforcements
Virgin Islands 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.
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Virgin Islands Boating License FAQs
Price and Payment
- How much does the Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course cost?
The Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course fee is $54.95.
Taking the Course
- Do you need the Virgin Islands boating license?
Boater safety education is often referred to as a boating license, but what you really need is the Boater Education Card. You can get the Boater Education Card by taking a NASBLA– and Virgin Islands–approved online course.
Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in Virgin Islands?
- 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 Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course?
You do not have to be a resident of Virgin Islands to take this online course.
Course Approval and Acceptance
- Is the Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course approved by the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources?
The Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course is approved and accepted by the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
- Is my Virgin Islands Boater 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 Virgin Islands ilearntoboat Course completion?
Once you pay for and pass the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Temporary Boater Education Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Temporary Boater Education Certificate right then and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
- What is the permanent Virgin Islands Boater Education Card?
The Boater Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Boater Education Card will arrive within 3-5 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents
- How do I replace my Boater Education Card if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?
To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boater Education Card, go to https://ilostmycard.com/.
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)