In Florida, any person born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or more, must have in his/her possession proof of boater safety education and a photographic identification.
To operate a watercraft you may obtain a temporary boating safety operator’s certificate consisting of 25 multiple choice questions at our rental site for only $3 or you may obtain your boater safety education online before you ride.
The BoatUS Foundation’s Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. Successful completion will provide you with a Florida Boater Education Card.
To get your Florida Boater Education Card, follow these 4 simple steps:
- Click Start Here above to view a short video on using our online course.
- Create an account and enroll yourself in the Florida Boating Safety Course from the Course Catalog.
- Take the course and pass the Final Exam – it’s absolutely free to take the course and exam. Print proof of your successful completion and bring it to our site.
- 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