What is an Arizona Boater Education Card?
The Arizona Boater Education Card is proof that a boater has successfully passed the Arizona Boating Safety Test. Although the boater education card is not required within the state of Arizona, it is highly recommended that boaters get certified to ensure they are safe on the water.
Is the Arizona Boater Education Card the same as a Boating License?
The Arizona Boater Education Card is proof of the successful completion of the Arizona 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 Arizona Boater Education Card?
There is currently no mandatory boater education requirement for operators of motorized recreational boats within the state of Arizona.
Who is exempt from having to obtain a Arizona Boater Education Card?
Since Arizona does not require mandatory boater education, there are no specific exemptions.
What is the fine for not having a card?
Since boater education is not mandatory within the state, there is no fine for not carrying the card. However, operators who plan on boating out-of-state should get certified in order to ensure they are boating legally in states that require mandatory education. Be sure that you understand the boater education requirements that apply within the state you plan on visiting.
How do I get an Arizona Boater Education Card?
You can obtain your official Boater Education Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:
- Take the BOATsmart! Arizona Boating Safety Course online.
- Pass the Arizona Boating Safety Test online.
- Print a Temporary Card immediately.
How do I prepare for the Arizona Boater Safety Test?
Boaters can prepare for the official Arizona Boating Safety Test with the BOATsmart! Course which includes animated, narrated and illustrated lessons designed for all ages. The 3-hour Arizona Boating Safety Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), Arizona Fish & Game and is recognized by the US Coast Guard. The BOATsmart! Arizona Boating Safety Course includes all the knowledge you need in order to obtain your Arizona Boater Education Card.
Will my Arizona Boater Education Card ever expire?
No. Once obtained, your 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 Arizona Boater Education Card?
You can easily purchase a replacement Arizona 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 Arizona?
No. The state of Arizona does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. Currently, there are no mandatory boater education requirements within the state, for operators of motorized recreational boats.
Do I need a Boater Education Card for all types of boats?
There are no requirements for boater education, for any type of motorized recreational vessel within the state of Arizona.
How long does the Arizona Boater Education Course take?
Boaters who choose to complete the Arizona Boater Education Course are required to complete a minimum of 3-hours of online study, prior to being able to access the boating safety test. Upon successful completion of the course and test, boaters will be able to print a temporary card immediately.
Is my Arizona Boater Education Card valid in other states?
Yes. The Arizona 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 Arizona Fish & Game, to deliver the official Arizona Boater Education Course and Boating Safety Test.