WEST VIRGINIA BOATING SAFETY COURSE
WEST VIRGINIA BOATING LICENSE. ONE-TIME FEE. FREE RETRIES INCLUDED.
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Take the Approved West Virginia Boating Safety Course and hit the water with confidence.
Recognized and approved by the West Virginia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and recognized in more than 40 states.
WV BOATING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
BORN AFTER DEC. 31, 1986
ALL MOTORIZED BOATS & PWCS
A West Virginia Boater Education Certificate (or boating license) proves that you’ve obtained the knowledge you need to safely operate a motorized watercraft on West Virginia’s waterways. Boaters can get certified by taking the official BOATsmart! West Virginia Boating Safety Course and Test now.
BOATsmart! is recognized and trusted by state governments and regulatory agencies across the United States. We’re proud to be America’s leader in Boating Safety.
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
324 Fourth Ave
South Charleston, 25303
WATCH, LISTEN + LEARN
ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE. PERFECT FOR ALL AGES.
Our animated and narrated West Virginia Boating Safety Course puts you in the captain’s seat. Designed by boaters for boaters, it’s perfect for all ages. Study from your Mobile, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. Start now and study at your own pace.
DESIGNED FOR YOU
PROUD TO BE THE #1 CHOICE FOR WEST VIRGINIA.
100% DESIGNED BY BOATERS FOR BOATERS.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN A BOATING LICENSE. IT’S ABOUT YOUR TIME. OUT ON THE WATER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. CREATING UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS OUTDOORS.
PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE
BOATsmart!’s Standard One-Time Fee of $29.95 includes the state approved West Virginia Boating Safety Course and Official Test, plus a whole lot more.
STUDY & SAVE TOGETHER
BOATsmart! Exclusive — When you pass the Test, you can pre-pay for your family members to get certified and save up to 30% off the West Virginia Boating License — per boater! Pre-Paid Codes will be sent by email and your ‘crew’ can register for the BOATsmart! Course at any time. No fuss!
Do West Virginia Boaters Need a Boating License?
How Do I Prepare For The West Virginia Boating Safety Test?
Do West Virginia Boaters Need To Have a Boater Education Card?
Who Enforces West Virginia’s Boating Laws?
Is My West Virginia BOATsmart! Card The Same Thing As a West Virginia Boater Education Card Or ‘Boating License’?
Can I Drink Alcohol While Boating In West Virginia?
What Fines And/Or Penalties Will a Boater Caught Operating While Under The Influence Face On West Virginia’s Waters?
Where Can I Take West Virginia’s Boating Safety Test?
Do I Need a Boating License To Operate a PWC (i.e. Wave Runner or Jet Ski) in Florida? (copy)
Is There a Minimum Age For PWC Operators In West Virginia?
- • Complete a Boating Safety Education Course
- • Be supervised by an adult who is 18 years of age or older
- • Be operating a PWC powered by a motor or 10hp or less
Why Can’t I Access The Next Lesson In My BOATsmart! Study Guide?
Will My West Virginia Boater Education Card Be Valid For Boating In Other States?
Do I Need To Wear a Life Jacket When Boating In West Virginia?
- •Children 12 years of age and under while underway on the deck of any vessel.
- •PWC operators and passengers.
- •Passengers being towed by a boat or PWC.
Is BOATsmart! a Recognized Boating Safety Organization?
What Will I Learn In The BOATsmart! Boater Safety Course?
- Understand boating safety basics and terminology
- Understand the Rules and Regulations that govern America’s waterways
- Equip your boat with the right equipment
- Properly maintain your boat and its equipment
- Share the waterways and operate your boat in a safe and responsible manner
- Have confidence when navigating amongst other boat traffic during the day or night
- Be able to recognize different marker buoys and navigate using them
- Know how to respond in emergency situations
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We’ve been making smart and safe boaters for over 10 years. And we’re proud to be boaters too.
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