Florida Boat Course

All boat operators in Florida who were born on or after January 1st, 1988, must have a Florida Boater Education I.D. Card to operate any motorized watercraft of 10 HP or more.


RENTING A BOAT or JETSKI? Take the Florida Temporary Boating Certificate Test HERE $13.95.


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! If you are renting a boat, get your temporary boating certificate here!

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!

About Florida

The sunshine state is by far one of the most beautiful states to enjoy the sunshine, beaches, and lakes. If you are into watersports, then you will find that Florida is a paradise. With over 1,200 miles of coastlines, over 30,000 lakes, and an average temperature of 79° F, it will, sooner than later, tempt you to get on a boat and head to the water.

While we always want to have the best of times while recreating, there are a few things to keep in mind when taking a boat out in the water. First, safety is a number one priority and should be given the importance it deserves. Secondly, basic navigation rules can help you have a more enjoyable trip without endangering property or human lives. Statistical reports show that 70% of boating accidents can be prevented by following good boating practices while operating a boat. These and other topics are covered in our NSBLA approved boating course.


Do you need a boating license in Florida?

Florida legislation requires that all recreational boat operators, born on or after January 1st of 1988, have a Boater Safety Education ID Card, commonly known as a "Florida boating license." Taking a boating safety course should not be a matter of being compliant with the state’s requirements, but it should a demonstration of responsibility and good interest to other boat users.


Are you planning to rent a boat in Florida?

If you are renting a boat, you are required to get a temporary boating certificate. Get your temporary boating certificate here!

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