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Florida Boater Education

Mandatory for those born after 1988 that do not already have a Coast Guard Approved boating safety certificate.


The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Boat US Foundation eLearning Center

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The BoatUS Foundation's Florida Boating course consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. Each lesson has a 10-question quiz at the end. The Final exam is 75 questions and you must pass with with a score of 80% or better.

To get your Florida Boater Education Card, follow these 4 simple steps:

  1. Click above to register with BoatUS
  2. Create an account and enroll yourself in the "Florida Boating Safety Course" from the Course Catalog
  3. Take the course and pass the Final Exam - it's absolutely free to take the course and exam
  4. Your permanent Boater Education ID Card will be automatically mailed to you within 3-4 weeks.

If you do not receive your card after 4 weeks, contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at 850-488-5600. You will be given the option to immediately print a certificate after you pass the final test.


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