New York State Approved Boating Safety Certificate

We make it simple. Your Boating Safety Certificate in 3 easy steps.

Study the Official Boating Course online.

Watch, listen & learn on any device. Our fully animated & narrated boating lessons put you right in the Captain's seat! Perfect for all ages & learning styles. Want to get certified from your smartphone while sitting on the dock? You can with BOATsmart!.

Study at your own pace

Study at your own pace.

Study at your own pace from anywhere, on any device. We'll automatically track your progress as you go. You don't have to complete the Course in one sitting & your one-time fee will never expire. It's 100% worry-free!

Everything included

Everything included.

The BOATsmart! Course is 100% State Approved and includes all the knowledge you need to pass the test and obtain your Boat License.

No supervisor required

No supervisor required.

It's all open-book! You do not require a supervisor to take the BOATsmart! Online Course or to take the Official Test. Study at your convenience, from home, at anytime.

Designed For Boaters

Designed for boaters.

America's Boating Course was designed by boaters, for boaters - just like you! All the lessons are narrated and animated with easy-to-understand illustrations. Perfect for boaters of all ages.

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Pass the Online Test.

Take the Official Boating Safety Test from anywhere, including the comfort of home, the office or while you're kicking back in a hammock. The Online Boating Test is 100% open book and available to boaters of all ages, including boaters under 16 years of age.

Free unlimited retries

Free, unlimited Test retries.

Free unlimited Test retries are included and the BOATsmart! Official Boating Safety Test is open book. If you don't pass on the first attempt you can retry the Online Test at no charge, at any time.

How hard is the test

How hard is the Online Boating Test?

Don’t sweat it! We’ll help you progress through the Online Boating Course, and you’ll learn everything you need in order to pass the Test and obtain your Boater Education Card.

The BOATsmart! Test consists of 50 multiple choice questions, so all of the answers are right there for you. The BOATsmart! Test is officially recognized and approved by your State, which means your Proff of Competency will be good for life and valid in 40 States and all of Canada's Provinces & Territories.

You're set. Go boating!

Print an official Temporary Card immediately when you pass. The standard one-time fee includes your Permanent Card mailed within 4 - 8 weeks.

Valid across North America

Valid across North America.

BOATsmart! is approved by National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and Transport Canada. That means your BOATsmart! License is valid in more than 40 U.S. statesi and all of Canada's provinces and territories

Good for life

Good for life.

Once obtained, your BOATsmart! Boater Education Card is good for life. Your standard one-time fee includes unlimited access to the BOATsmart! Online Boating Course and access to BOATsmart!’s free Knowledge Base and Animated Refresher Lessons.

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