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Official Washington Boating Safety Course

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Washington State Law: You need boating education in Washington if you will be operating a PWC or boat of 15 hp.

Get Your Washington Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.

  1. Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course

  2. Print your temporary certificate*

  3. Get ready to go boating!

    *You will receive your lifetime Washington Boater Education Card within 6 weeks.

Why Take This Course?

Washington–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam

A Boat Education Course Unlike Any Other!

Challenging & Fun Learning Activities

Steps on how to perform a water rescue
Play, explore, and learn
Casting off with no wind question, two x's for wrong answers
Careful: Avoid 3 strikes to level up
Fire extingisher with a fire in front
Learn by doing
Drive encounters, diver-down flag in the water
Meet Washington requirements
Sail boat in the middle of a body of water with a green light
Experience realistic simulations
Girl on a paddle board with two options of flotation devices
Go at your own pace

Go on a Boating Adventure

Earn Achievements and “Level Up”

Two animated women with a list of two problems
Show what you know
Achievement icon
Get rewarded for success
Three red strikes for incorrect answers
Crack all the levels
Six Achievement badges
Earn achievement badges
Different stages of alcohol impairment
Use the study guide to prepare
Congrats, Boating Education Certificate card
Earn your boating certificate

What the Students Are Saying!


Washington State Parks–Approved Boating Safety Course

The Washington Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved and accepted by the Washington State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard.


The Washington 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.

Washington Boating Laws and Regulations


To legally operate a vessel on Washington waterways, you must have boater education if you meet the following requirements: Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1954, who operates a PWC or boat of 15 hp or more in Washington.

You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.

Age and Operator Restrictions

Washington Boater Education Law contains the following age-specific restrictions:

  • Persons under 12 years of age may not operate a power-driven vessel with an engine that is 15 hp or more.
  • Persons 12 years of age or older may operate a power-driven vessel with an engine that is 15 hp or more if they have a Washington Boater Education Card.
  • Persons 14 years of age or older may operate a PWC if they have a Washington Boater Education Card.
  • It is illegal to lease, hire, or rent a PWC to anyone under 16 years of age.

Do I Need a Boating Card or a Boating License?

Washington requires that you get your Washington Boater Education Card. The card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. It also fulfills all state requirements.

The Washington Boater Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Washington Boater Education Card will arrive within 6 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

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PO Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

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