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State-accredited online course for all ages
After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out and save your Certificate of Completion
To obtain your California Boater Card, you will need to apply at http://californiaboatercard.com/applynow/. You will be asked to provide your Certificate of Completion, as proof that you took an educational course
1. Do you need a boating license to drive a boat in California?
In California, boating law requires boaters to obtain and carry a California Boater Card (CBC) while operating a recreational motorized vessel within California waterways. This card is often called the ‘California boating license’. The CBC requirement is being phased in over 8 years as follows:
2. How long does it take to complete the course?
As required by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators), the course takes 3 hours
3. Do you have to be a resident of California to take the course?
4. Do you have to complete the course in one sitting?
No, the course can be completed at your own pace, across as many settings as you would like