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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Your official West Virginia Boater Education Certificate replacements are good for life, never expire and are valid across the United States and Canada.

West Virginia Boater Education Certificate 
Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my replacement cards?

If your  West Virginia Boater Education Certificate has been lost or destroyed, you can easily purchase replacement copies from BOATsmart!. Login to your BOATsmart! Online account to order, or call 1-877-655-7778. Once you’ve placed your order, it takes about 4 weeks for your new cards to arrive in the mail. If you need proof of course completion immediately, you can login to your BOATsmart account to print a temporary card. 

What is the fine for not having a card?

Boaters caught operating without a West Virginia Boater Education Card will face a fine of up to $1000.

What are the advantages to having multiple copies?

By purchasing more than one copy of your  West Virginia Boater Education Certificate, you can ensure that you always have back-ups available. Keep one in your wallet, one on the boat and one for safe keeping.

What if I obtained my certificate through another course provider?

Certified operators who obtained their  West Virginia Boater Education Certificate through a course provider other than BOATsmart! will need to contact their original course provider for a replacement. 


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West Virginia DNR

324 Fourth Ave
South Charleston, WV 25303

Trusted from coast-to-coast, West Virginia approved

The official BOATsmart! West Virginia Boating Safety Course is approved by the West Virginia DNR, 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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