Beginning January 1, 2018, boaters 20 years of age and younger must carry a California Boater Card .
A California Boat Operator Card (or boating license) proves that you’ve obtained the knowledge needed to safely operate a motorized boat on California’s waterways. Become a certified California boater by taking the Official BOATsmart! California Boating Safety Course & Test now.
Approved By: California Department of Boating and Waterways, 2000 Evergreen St. Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815, 1-888-326-2822, www.dbw.ca.gov
We've been making smart boaters for more than 13 years. BOATsmart! is North America’s largest Boating Safety Course Provider. We’re proud to be America’s Official Boating Educator. Your BOATsmart! Card is accepted in more than 40 U.S. states & in Canada. We’ve got you covered!
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More than 40 U.S. States have mandatory education and boat license requirements for operating motorized boats and PWCs. Each BOATsmart! State Approved Boating Safety Course and Boating License Test has been developed and approved in partnership with state agencies responsible for boating education in that state.