Get Certified in 3 Easy Steps:

Study the Online Course

Animations and visual questions help you learn.

Pass the Online Exam

Pay $29.95 only
when you pass.

Print your Certificate

And go boating right away!

NEW animations, narration, illustrations, course content, oh my! Re-engineered with you in mind!

So fresh it's still got that new course smell (OK we're working on that one). We stripped the course right down to the hull to bring you the best course possible.

New animated videos, his and hers narrators (seriously!), incredibly detailed illustrations and re-written course content. Be the first to experience it for yourself and get certified today!

Over 1 million certified and counting … and here's what they're saying: Animations

Our interactive animations bring boating to life. takes you out of the textbook and into the captain's seat. Our course features tons of dynamic content, including hundreds of interactive and narrated animations.

That means you aren't just reading, you're listening, watching and engaging — which means you'll learn more and have more fun. Get started today!

Convinced? Get certified today!

No risk, pay only when you pass!

We're here whenever you need us.

We've helped over 1 million people get certified online. So we know what it takes. Our expert customer service agents are available day and night if you have questions about the course or about how to get certified.

Think of us as a coach who you can call or email if you ever need help along the way. Let's go! is here for you
Visual Exam

Illustrated questions help you learn.

We found out a long time ago that people learn best when they can see what they're learning. Shouldn't you be tested the same way? We think so. We illustrate every one of our quiz and exam questions.

And 95% of our students pass with flying colors. You will too!

Partners; US Coast Guard, NASBLA, National Safe Water Congress, National Safe Boating Council, Official Boating Educator

Approved by the California Department of Boating & Waterways. And that's official. is trusted by agencies across the United States to deliver the best of quality in boating education.

Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from agencies and from boaters. We know our stuff. Get certified!

Official course provider approved by: California Department of Boating & Waterways
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Paddle Course

FREE Paddle Sports Safety Course

Learning how to paddle? Check out our free paddle sports safety course. An optional online course that’s sanctioned by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, it’s an easy way to get ready for a safe first outing. Check it out!