Florida Boating Temporary Certificate

Boaters wishing to rent a boat or a PWC in Florida that were born in or after 1988, and who do not possess a Boaters Safety Card (also generally referred to as a Lifetime Boating License), are required to take the Boaters Test to obtain a Florida Temporary Boating Certificate. Your Temporary Certificate is valid for 90 days after completing the Boaters Test.


Use the study guide or go straight to the Boaters Test. Unlimited re-tries.

Approved by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Steps to get your Florida Boating Temporary Certificate


Pass test

  • Pass the Florida Temporary Certificate Test and/or take Study Guide
  • Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions
  • Unlimited re-tries

Show Certificate

  • Show the boat rental operator your Temporary Certificate
  • You will automatically receive the Temporary Certificate by email or take a screenshot
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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the minimum age to take this course?

Do I need to be a resident of Florida to take this test?

How many questions are there on the exam?

What score do I need to pass the final online exam?

Do I have take the course before I write the exam?

Do you have a soft copy of the materials so I can review it offline?


How do I get my temporary certificate of completion?

How long is the validity of my Florida Temporary Ceritificate?

Does my temporary certificate allow me to operate any boat?

Do I need proof of competency to operate a non-powered watercraft?

Will there be a penalty for those who have a Florida boater education card, but do not carry it while boating?

Course Accreditation

Is your Florida Temporary Certificate approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?

How do I contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?

Price & Billing

What does the Florida temporary certificate cost?

Is it safe to enter my credit card information?

What other payment options do you have aside from debit/credit card?

What is your refund policy?

Do you have an affiliate network program?

Do you offer referrals or any promotions?

Replacement Documents

How do I replace my temporary Florida online course completion document if I lost or damaged it?


How do I sign up?

What if I forget my password?

How can I change my user information?

If I log out, do I lose my progress?

How many times can I log in and out of the course?


Can I access the course on my mobile device?

Can I do part of the course on desktop and part on mobile?

What happens if I lose my internet connection while taking the exam?

Will this course run on any web browser?

What are the system requirements in order to take the exam online?

What is required to play the videos in the course?

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