Boater Safety Course Near You

Boating safety education is a requirement for every personal watercraft (PWC) operator age 14 or older and anyone of any age who operates a motorboat which is 10 HP or greater. Here are some boater safety education options that may help you set a course on your way to getting your boating safety ID card…

Classroom boating courses offered statewide and given the seal of approval by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission include:

  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary – 800-336-2628 or wow.uscgaux.info/peclass.php?unit=070
  • United States Power Squadrons – 800-367-8777 or usps.org/cgi=bin.nat/eddept/cfind.cgi
  • At the Helm Training – 772-220-9122 or atthehelmtraining.com
  • Masters Boating School – 973-946-4166 or mastersboatingschool.com

Another interesting option is the Florida Virtual School Outdoor Education course which is free to Florida residents between the ages of 12-18. This is the only course in the country combining boating and hunting safety and provides graduates with 0.5 high school credits. You can visit flvs.net to learn more.

Additionally, there is the added convenience of online boat safety course participation for which most charge a fee. Here are a few online options:

  • Boat US – boatus.org – free
  • American Safety Council – floridaboatingcourse.com – $15
  • Ace Boater – aceboater.com – $24.95
  • US Power Squadron – americanboatingclub.org – $29.95
  • BOATSmart – boatsmartexam.com/us/florida – $29.95
  • Boater Exam – boaterexam.com – $29.95