Regulations

Alaska Boating Regulations

The Boater Education Card is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course, and can have benefits such as savings on marine insurance.

Many boating fatalities occur because boaters aren't educated about boating safety. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Rec. believes that an educated boater is a safer boater.

Where can I take my safe boating exam and get my Boater Education Card?

You can take your safe boating exam directly on the Internet at BOATERexam.com™. Once you pass the exam your boater education card is mailed to your home.

Where can I get the boater safety education course material?

All the required safe boating training material to get your boater education card is available at BOATERexam.com™. Simply visit our Online Safe Boating Course - Alaska Version section to gain access to the training material. The Online Safe Boating Course - Alaska Version is recognized by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Where can I get more information about Alaska boating regulations and the boater education card?

Answers to most of your questions about the Boater Education Card can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also visit The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation for additional information, or you can contact us and we will be glad to answer any of your questions.

Did you know?

Many boaters incorrectly use the term "Alaska Boating License" when referring to their Boater Education Card. The Boater Education Card is NOT a boating license. Unlike a driver's license, your Boater Education Certificate cannot be revoked and is good for life.

Alaska Boating Safety

An Educated Boater is a Safer Boater. By taking a boating safety course, you help ensure our waterways are the safest they can be. Not to mention, completing a course may reduce your boat insurance 10-15%!