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NORTH CAROLINA BOATER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE,
We Make it Simple

Your Official North Carolina Boater Education Certificate in 3 easy steps.
Start the boating course now and be on the water today.

Step 1

TAKE THE BOATING COURSE ONLINE


Take the official BOATsmart! Course online and watch, listen and learn on any device. Our animated, narrated and brilliantly illustrated boating course puts you right in the Captain’s seat. Everything you need to pass the North Carolina Boating Safety Test and boat with confidence included.

  • Made for boaters, by boaters
  • Designed for all ages and abilities
  • Study at your own pace, your progress is tracked automatically
  • Optimized for all devices, including mobile
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BOATsmart! multiple choice practice test

Step 2

PASS THE OFFICIAL TEST


The North Carolina Boating Safety Test is open-book and available to boaters of all ages.

  • State Approved North Carolina  Boating Safety Test
  • No minimum age
  • Unlimited free test retries included

Step 3

PRINT YOUR TEMP CARD


Yeah buoy! You’re a captain now! You’ve now gained the knowledge to boat with confidence. Immediately upon passing the test, you’ll be able to print a temporary North Carolina Boating Safety Certificate. Your permanent card is mailed at no charge.

  • Print your temporary North Carolina Boater Education Certificate  immediately
  • Receive your permanent card within 4 weeks
  • Your North Carolina Boater Education Certificate is good for life
BOATsmart! Crash Test Captain
State of North Caroline Wildlife Resources Commission Badge NASBLA logo.

NORTH CAROLINA’S OFFICIAL ONLINE BOATING SAFETY COURSE

The BOATsmart! Course is Approved by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your North Carolina Boater Education Certificate. Take the boating course online at your own pace with easy-to-understand, step-by-step lessons.

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BOATsmart! has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 7271 ratings and reviews.
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Step Inside the
Boatsmart! Course

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The BOATsmart! Course includes all required NASBLA syllabus standards in an easy-to-navigate and understandable format, organized into 6 learning modules and practice quizzes that help you test your comprehension prior to the final test.

“GREAT COURSE! COVERED EVERYTHING NEEDED. HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOATSMART!”

– Glenn R, Apex, NC –