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First, Click Education Requirements above to verify state requirements and then click Certificate/Card Info to learn what options are available for your state.
For a brief tutorial and getting familiar with our new system click here.
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Enroll yourself in a Boating Safety Course from the Course Catalog
Study and pass the FREE Boating Safety Course.
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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.
How Do I Get My Florida Card?
If you prefer to receive a one-time-only, plastic version of your Florida Boater Card, check the corresponding box at the bottom of your profile form before you complete the course. Allow 6-8 weeks to receive your plastic card. Otherwise, Florida will email your permanent, electronic card within 72 hours of course completion.
If you have questions about your card, please reach out to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
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Great course, and so much more convenient than going at night for several nights... Keep up the great work, and see you on the water.Gene
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