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. 

 

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District of Columbia License

Approved by District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department


You are just three steps away from getting a license

online boat course

Complete Course

State-accredited online course for all ages

online boater exam

Pass The Online Exam

Unlimited re-tries

temp boater license

Go Boating

Print temporary license and start boating!

FAQs


Course

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No, there is no minimum age to take this course
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No, you can do it over one sitting or as many sittings as you would like
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No, you do not need to be a resident of District of Columbia to take this course
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You need to score 80.00% to pass chapter quizzes
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You need to score 80.00% to pass the final online exam
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There are quizzes at the end of each chapter in the boater education course
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No, it is not an open book exam
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Yes, you must pass the course before taking the exam
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No, we do not the materials available offline
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Yes, you must pass (the course and) the exam before you can drive a boat
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Yes, the boater education course provides a foundation for other boating courses

Certification

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You can print your temporary certificate from your dashboard after logging in
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Once you pass and pay for the District of Columbia boater course, you will be able to immediately print out the Certificate of Completion. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Certificate of Completion right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
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The District of Columbia boater education card is good for your lifetime
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No, if you took a boater education course in another state or in Canada, it will be recognized in District of Columbia
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No, you do not need to renew your boater education card. It is good for life
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You can use your temporary certificate for [60 days] to operate a personal watercraft, after which you are required to have your District of Columbia boater education card
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No, you do not need a proof of competency to operate a non-powered watercraft
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Your boater education from another state or Canada is proof of competency
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Yes, your boater education card can be revokable and suspendable if laws are broken
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Yes, there is a penalty for not carrying your District of Columbia boater education card while boating

Course Accreditation

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

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At this time, we are working to get approval of our District of Columbia boater education course by NASBLA.

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For visting boaters, all US states, US territories, Canadian provinces, and Canadian territories will recognize boater eduation cards that meet NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada's requirements
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The phone # is 202.727.4582 and the mailing address is 550 Water St SW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Price & Billing

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The District of Columbia boater education course costs $24.99
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Yes, our website is secure and it is safe to enter your credit card information
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Customers can using debit and credit. We do not accept Bitcoin or other digital currencies at this time
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No, there is no annual cost
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The District of Columbia boater course is valid for your lifetime from the time of registration and payment
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Please email us your issur or concern and we will review on a customer-by-customer basis
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Yes, we have an affiliate program where we reward referrals. Below is the link for more information and to sign up: https://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=57099
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We offer referrals through our affiliate program (https://www.shareasale.com/shareasale.cfm?merchantID=57099). We may do promotions from time to time

Replacement Documents

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

Account

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Select a course and click the "Sign Up!" button
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On the Login screen, click "Lost Password?" and follow the steps
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Please email [email protected] or call 1.888.885.8830
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No, you will not lose your progress
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You can login as many times as you would like

IT

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Yes, you can access the course on a mobile phone
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Yes, you can access the course from a desktop, mobile phone or tablet
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If you lose your internet connection, it will take you back to the point in the course you were currently at
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Yes, the course will run on any web browser
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You can take the exam on any computer that has an internet connection and a browser
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There are no videos in the course

Moving to District of Columbia

General

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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
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Our hours of operation are 9am-midnight EST
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We offer an official online boat course to get your boater card, which is accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department
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Please check out our job postings or email [email protected]

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