Official State Approved Alaska Boating License
There are no requirements for boaters to obtain and carry a Boating Education Card in Alaska. However, obtaining a Boater Education Card will make you a safer and more confident boater.
Purchase more than one boating course, test and card and save up to 40%. Perfect for family, friends and workmates, we include everything your crew needs to get their Official Alaska Boating Education Card.
– Jesse L, Anchorage, AK
From anywhere, on any device at any time.
Our animated and narrated Boating Safety Course is perfect for all ages. Study from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. BOATsmart! automatically tracks your progress so you can study at your own pace.
Print your Temporary Card immediately
Print your Temporary Card immediately after passing the final test. BOATsmart! will mail your permanent card within 4 weeks.
Official Alaska Boater Education Card Replacements
Lost? Damaged? Need some back-ups? Don’t sweat it! If you need to replace your Alaska Boater Education Card or want back-up copies for the tackle box, cabin or boat we’ve got you covered.
There are no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Alaska, however boater education is highly recommended for all boat operators.
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.
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.
There are no mandatory boater education requirements in the state of Alaska.
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.
You can obtain your official Boater Education Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:
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.
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.
No. The state of Alaska does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat.
The state of Alaska does not require that operators obtain a Boater Education Card.
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.
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.
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.
Alaska Department of Parks and Recreation
550 W. 7th Avenue, Ste. 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
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.