Official Washington Interactive Boating Safety Course
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Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course
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*You will receive your lifetime Washington Boater Education Card within 6 weeks.
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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:you will be operating a PWC or boat of 15 hp.
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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