District of Columbia Boat Course

Any person operating a vessel on any District of Columbia waterways is required to have taken and approved a Boating Safety Course and have obtained the certificate. 


Approved by District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department

Three steps to become a Licensed Boater


Complete Course

State-accredited online course for all ages


Pass The Online Exam

Unlimited re-tries

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Go Boating

Print temporary license and start boating!

Enjoy Two Weeks Free

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Frequently Asked Questions



Course Accreditation

At this time, we are working on approval of our District of Columbia boater education course with District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.

Price & Billing

The District of Columbia boater education course costs $29.99

Replacement Documents

You can re-print your temporary card after logging into your account, assuming you passed the course and exam


Select a course and click the "Sign Up!" button


Yes, you can access the course on a mobile phone

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If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us directly at [email protected] or by phone @ 1.888.885.8830