Florida Boat Course

You must have a Florida Boater Education I.D. Card to operate any motorized watercraft of 10 HP or more.

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Approved by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The ID card is issued by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission upon successful completion of the course, and must be onboard when operating on state waters. Get certified today!

Born on or after January 1, 1988?

You are just three steps away from getting a license

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Complete Course

State-accredited online course for all ages

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Pass The Online Exam

Unlimited re-tries

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Go Boating

Print temporary license and start boating!


1. Do you need a boating license to drive a boat in Florida?

All boaters born on or after January 1, 1988 need a Florida Boater Education ID Card to be an operator of a recreational motorized vessel within Florida waterways


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 Florida 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

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