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TEXAS BOATER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE,
We Make it Simple

Your Official Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas Boating Safety Test is open-book, designed for boaters of all ages.

  • State Approved Texas Boating Safety Test
  • 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 Texas Boater Education Certificate. Your permanent card will be available for download from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

  • Print your temporary Texas Boater Education Certificate immediately
  • Download your permanent card from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department within 2 weeks
  • Your Texas Boater Education Certificate is good for life
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State of Texas Parks and Wildlife Badge NASBLA logo.

TEXAS OFFICIAL ONLINE BOATING SAFETY COURSE

The BOATsmart! Course is Approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your Texas 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 7120 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, Austin, TX –