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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an Alaska Boater Education Card?

There are no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Alaska, however boater education is highly recommended for all boat operators. 

Is the Alaska Boater Education Card the same as a Boating License?

The Alaska Boater Education Card is proof of successful completion of the Alaska state-approved boater education course. The card is commonly referred to as a “boating license” However, unlike a license the Boater Education Card does not expire, and does not need to be renewed.

Who needs an Alaska Boater Education Card?

Boat operators in the state of Alaska are not required to obtain a boater education card to legally operate a boat within the state. However, operators may want to obtain the card if they plan to boat out of state, to ensure that they are in compliance with boater education regulations in other states. 

Who is exempt from having to obtain an Alaska Boater Education Card?

There are no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Alaska. 

What is the fine for not having a card?

Since there are no boater education requirements for operators in the state of Alaska there are no fines or penalties for operating without the card.

How do I get an Alaska Boater Education Card?

You can obtain your official Boater Education Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:

  1. Take the BOATsmart! Alaska Boating Safety Course online. 
  2. Pass the Alaska Boating Safety Test online.
  3. Print a Temporary Card immediately.

How do I prepare for the Alaska Boater Safety Test?

Boaters can prepare for the official Alaska Boating Safety Test with the BOATsmart! Course which includes animated, narrated and illustrated lessons designed for all ages. The 3-hour Alaska Boating Safety Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Alaska Department of Parks and Recreation and is recognized by the US Coast Guard. The BOATsmart! Alaska Boating Safety Course includes all the knowledge you need in order to obtain your Alaska Boater Education Card.

Will my Alaska Boater Education Card ever expire?

No. Your Alaska Boater Education Card is good for life. However, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the most recent boating safety regulations. Be sure to take advantage of BOATsmart!’s free refresher lessons to be sure you’re aware of the rules that apply in your state.

How do I replace my Alaska Boater Education Card?

You can easily purchase a replacement Alaska Boater Education Cards from BOATsmart!. Call us at 1-877-655-7778 to order, or login to your BOATsmart! Account to order online.

Do I need a Driver’s License to operate a boat in Alaska?

No. The state of Alaska does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. 

Do I need a Boater Education Card for all types of boats?

The state of Alaska does not require that operators obtain a Boater Education Card. 

How long does the Alaska Boater Education Card Course take?

The state of Alaska requires that you spend a minimum of 3 hours studying the online course. The purchase of your BOATsmart! Alaska Boating Safety Course includes unlimited lifetime access.

Is my Alaska Boater Card valid in other states?

Yes. The Alaska Boater Education Card is accepted in 40 states, which extend reciprocity. This means the BOATsmart! Course meets the National Standards established by NASBLA. This law applies to operators of motorized boats, but not in all states to operators of personal watercraft (PWCs). Always check the boating laws in the state you plan to visit prior to operating a boat or PWC there.

Who is BOATsmart!?

BOATsmart!® is North America’s Boating Educator, approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard. We’ve been delivering award-winning online boating courses since 2003 and have certified more than 650,000 boaters. BOATsmart! is accredited and approved by the Alaska Department of Parks and Recreation, to deliver the official Alaska Boater Card Course and Boating Safety Test.

 

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The official BOATsmart! Alaska Boating Safety Course is approved by the Alaska Department of Parks and Recreation, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard.

BOATsmart! has provided online boating safety education across North America since 2013. Our courses are designed and developed by real boaters, subject matter experts and instructional design educators. We’ve certified more than 650,000 boaters online and are proud to be the choice of boaters from coast-to-coast.

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