FLORIDA BOATING SAFETY COURSE
FLORIDA BOATING LICENSE. ONE-TIME FEE. FREE RETRIES INCLUDED.
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Take the Approved Florida Boating Safety Course and hit the water with confidence.
Recognized and approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and recognized in more than 40 states.
FL BOATING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
BORN AFTER DEC. 31, 1987
A Florida Boater Education Certificate (or boating license) proves that you’ve obtained the knowledge you need to safely operate a motorized watercraft on Florida’s waterways. Boaters can get certified by taking the official BOATsmart! Florida Boating Safety Course and Test now.
BOATsmart! is recognized and trusted by state governments and regulatory agencies across the United States. We’re proud to be America’s leader in Boating Safety.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
WATCH, LISTEN + LEARN
ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE. PERFECT FOR ALL AGES.
Our animated and narrated Florida Boating Safety Course puts you in the captain’s seat. Designed by boaters for boaters, it’s perfect for all ages. Study from your Mobile, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. Start now and study at your own pace.
DESIGNED FOR YOU
PROUD TO BE THE #1 CHOICE FOR FLORIDA.
100% DESIGNED BY BOATERS FOR BOATERS.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A BOATING LICENSE. IT’S ABOUT YOUR TIME. OUT ON THE WATER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. CREATING UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS OUTDOORS.
PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE
BOATsmart!’s Standard One-Time Fee of $29.95 includes the state approved Florida Boating Safety Course and Official Test, plus a whole lot more.
STUDY & SAVE TOGETHER
BOATsmart! Exclusive — When you pass the Test, you can pre-pay for your family members to get certified and save up to 30% off the Florida Boating License — per boater! Pre-Paid Codes will be sent by email and your ‘crew’ can register for the BOATsmart! Course at any time. No fuss!
What Will I Learn In The BOATsmart! Boater Safety Course?
- Understand boating safety basics and terminology
- Understand the Rules and Regulations that govern America’s waterways
- Equip your boat with the right equipment
- Properly maintain your boat and its equipment
- Share the waterways and operate your boat in a safe and responsible manner
- Have confidence when navigating amongst other boat traffic during the day or night
- Be able to recognize different marker buoys and navigate using them
- Know how to respond in emergency situations
Is BOATsmart! a Recognized Boating Safety Organization?
Do I Need To Wear a Life Jacket When Boating In Florida?
- •Children 6 years of age and under who are on boats under 26 feet in length that are underway.
- •PWC operators and passengers (inflatable life jackets are not permitted in Florida for PWC passengers).
- •Passengers being towed by a boat or PWC (inflatable life jackets are not permitted in Florida towed sport participants).
Will My Florida Boating Education I.D. Card Be Valid For Boating In Other States?
Do I Need a Boating License To Rent a Boat In Florida?
Why Can’t I Access The Next Lesson In My BOATsmart! Study Guide?
Is There a Minimum Age For PWC Operators In Florida?
Are There Classroom Boating Courses In Florida?
Where Can I Take Florida’s Boating Safety Test?
What Fines And/Or Penalties Will a Boater Caught Operating While Under The Influence Face On Florida’s Waters?
Can I Drink Alcohol While Boating In Florida?
How Do I Replace My Florida Boating License If I Lost It Or It Was Accidentally Destroyed?
Is My Florida BOATsmart! Card The Same Thing As a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card Or ‘Boating License’?
Who Enforces Florida’s Boating Laws?
What Is The Minimum Age a Personal Watercraft (PWC) Operator Is Required To Be In Florida?
Do Florida Boaters Need To Have a Boater Education Card?
How Do I Prepare For The Florida Boating Safety Test?
Do Florida’s Boaters Need a Boating License?
What Are The Minimum Technical Requirements To Access The Online Boating Safety Test?
- 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
- Firefox 3.0 or greater
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
- Safari 2.0 or greater
- Google Chrome
- Some pop-up blockers may require you to enable pop-ups to use this site
- Certain areas of this site require Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader
- The final exam requires Internet Connectivity which is at 56kb or above
Who Is BOATsmart!?
AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE
TRUSTED AND RECOGNIZED BY BOATERS FROM COAST-TO-COAST
We’ve been making smart and safe boaters for over 10 years. And we’re proud to be boaters too.
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