Q. What is the Alabama Vessel License?

A. The Alabama Vessel License (also known as the Alabama boating license or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of Alabama. The Alabama Boating License appears as a "V" class on your Alabama Driver's License.

Q. I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Alabama Boater License?

A. If you do not have an Alabama driver's license you will be issued an Alabama "Vessel Only" license by the Department of Public Safety.

Q. How can I get my Alabama boater license?

A. You can obtain your Alabama boater license in 4 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $29.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the Alabama Boating Safety Course
  3. Receive your Certificate of Completion by mail within 1-2 weeks
  4. Go to a Department of Public Safety Driver License Examiner's Office to have your driver's license endorsed, or to obtain a "vessel only" license. NOTE: Other fees apply at the Driver's License Office. Visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information

NOTE: Additional fees are collected at the Department of Public Safety. A one-time application fee of $5, along with a $23 fee for issuance of a new license will be charged. For more information visit www.outdooralabama.com.

Q. Who needs an Alabama boater license?

A. The boater license is required for all boaters over the age of 12 who operates a motorized vessel on state waters. For more information on boat license requirements, consult the Alabama boating laws and regulations.

Q. How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?

A. The boater license is good for life. It is renewed automatically with your state driver's license.

Q. How much does the boat safety course cost?

A. There is a one-time fee of $29.95, paid to BOATERexam, it includes unlimited retries at the final exam. Learn more about BOATERexam.com's Risk-Free Policy.

Q. Is there a time limit to complete the final exam?

A. You can take the final exam at any time, day or night. The exam is not timed but inactive exams will be erased after 24 hours.

Q. Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

A. You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, if it has been more than 12 months since you have started the course, you will have to restart the course from the beginning (if you already paid, you will NOT have to pay for the course again).

Q.What do I need to pass the boating license?

A. You need a grade of 80% or higher on the boating license test to pass. That means 48 correct answers out of 60.

Q. Can I review my Boater Exam answers?

A. Yes, once you have completed the boating license test and submitted all your answers they are graded immediately. You have the opportunity to review all your Boater Exam answers, whether you have passed or failed the Boater Exam.

Q. Are there Boater Exam practice tests or sample boater exam questions available?

A. Throughout the boat safety course, you can take end-of-chapter-quizzes that prepare you for the final exam. These chapter quizzes are short boater exam practice tests that cover the same topics that are present in the boating license test.

Q. Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Alabama Boating License?

A. Yes, there are certain exemptions from the boat safety education requirement. For more information, check out the Alabama Boating Laws page.

Q. What are the technical requirements for the online boating safety course and boating license test?

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