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

In Florida, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A person is exempt from this requirement if there is a person on board who is not affected by this law or is at least 18 years of age and holds a boater education I.D. card. This person must be attendant to and take responsibility for the safe operation of the vessel and for any violation that occurs during the operation.

For more information on Florida's boating regulations, click State Requirements above. 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 Start Here above to view a short video on using our online course
  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, please contact the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at 850-488-5600.


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