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The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is the only free Online Boating Safety Course approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.Approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

In South Carolina, every person under the age of 16 must complete a boating course approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in order to operate a motorboat or PWC with a 15 horsepower motor or greater. Boaters 16 years of age and older may operate any recreational boat or PWC without restrictions but are encouraged to take a boating course as well.

For more information on South Carolina's boating regulations, click State Requirements above. The BoatUS Foundation's South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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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