Texas Boater Education Card
Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my replacement card?

Texas Boater Education Card are issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Visit https://tpwd.elementlms.com and click on “Am I Certified” to print a replacement immediately. 

What is the fine for not having the card?

Boaters caught without a Boating Safety Education ID Card may receive a fine of up to $500. 

Who issues my Texas Boater Education Card?

Texas Boater Education Cards are issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To obtain your official card, visit https://tpwd.elementlms.com and click on “Am I Certified”.

What if I obtained my boater card through another course provider?

For more information about your Texas Boater Education card, and how the card is issued, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/boater-education


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Trusted from coast-to-coast, Texas approved

The official BOATsmart! Texas Boating Safety Course is approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard.

BOATsmart! has provided online boating safety education across North America since 2013. Our courses are designed and developed by real boaters, subject matter experts and instructional design educators. We’ve certified more than 650,000 boaters online and are proud to be the choice of boaters from coast-to-coast.

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