Florida Boating Course Details

  • The Florida boating course is 100% online
  • No classroom attendance is required
  • No materials to purchase
  • No extra fees
  • Free downloadable certificate to start boating!

How to get a Boater Education Identification Card

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  • Take this course which is approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
  • Score 80% or better to pass the course exam.
  • Download your certificate instantly to get boating right away
  • Wait for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to issue your permanent education identification card. You will have the option to receive a physical card in the mail or an electronic card sent through email.
  • You should receive your official digital card from the Commission within 2 weeks of completing the course or the physical card within 3 to 4 weeks.

How to Replace a Lost Boater Education I.D. Card

To replace a lost boater education identification card, submit proof of course completion to the Commission at the following address, along with your name, date of birth, return address, and phone number:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Boating Safety Section
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

Refund & Payment Policy

You have up to 6 (six) months to complete the online course and test. If you do not complete the course within the allotted time, re-registration (and a new payment of the course fee) will be required. No refunds will be given if you have completed the course.

Testing Policy

By taking this course you agree that the online course testing must be completed unassisted by any person, the course materials or other materials.

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