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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the District of Columbia Harbor Patrol.Approved by the District of Columbia Harbor Patorl

In the District of Columbia, no one under the age of 18 may operate a vessel 16 feet in length or more unless they have completed an approved boating safety course, or are under the supervision of someone 18 years of age or older that has completed a boating safety course.

For more information on District of Columbia's boating regulations, click State Requirements above. The BoatUS Foundation's District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia Boating Safety Certificate, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Click Start Here above to view a short video on using our online course
  2. Create an account and enroll yourself in the DC Boating Safety Course from the Course Catalog
  3. Pass the course and print out your certificate of completion yourself for free - it's absolutely free to take the course and print your certificate.


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