How to get certified in New York:

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!

Do you need your New York Boating Safety Certificate?

New Law Effective May 1st 2014. All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Individuals less than 10 years of age may not take this course of instruction.

Operators may not operate a Personal Watercraft (JetSki, SeaDoo, etc.) unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate. A person without a safety certificate may operate a PWC when accompanied by someone over 18 years of age who is the holder of a boater safety certificate. Get certified today!

Who needs

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

I was glad to have an opportunity to study and learn this information. I was not previously aware of the information contained in the course but was pleased to learn it. – Zoomerang Survey, 2011

It was helpful and a great learning process. I've operated boats since I was 8 years old and never knew I didn't know what I should have. – Zoomerang Survey, 2011

This course was fun and comprehensive. The pictures and narration made it easier for me to understand. – Zoomerang Survey, 2011

I really liked the amount of videos and it really helped to have the material presented in audio/video and in written format. Made it fun and easy to memorize. THANKS A MILLION FOR THE GREAT PROGRAM. – Zoomerang Survey, 2011 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 New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 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!

Reviewed by: New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Albany, New York, 12238-0001
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!