Boating Safety Course Overview

Virginia Boater Safety Course & Exam Overview

Get your Virginia Boater Education Card in three easy steps!

1.One-time payment — unlimited free retries

  • Pay the one-time fee of $29.95
  • Free unlimited retries of the final exam

Start the Course

2. Study the Online Boating Safety Course

  • Enjoy hundreds of narrated animations throughout all 9 chapters of the course
  • The course and review quizzes take a minimum of 6 hours to complete
  • Test your knowledge with illustrated 10-question quizzes after each chapter
  • A grade of 90% is needed to pass each quiz

3. Get your Virginia Boater Education Card

  • Print a temporary certificate immediately after passing
  • Your permanent card will be mailed to your home within 3-5 weeks

Virginia Boating License or Boater Education Card... Is there a difference?

Instead of the term boating license, Virginia refers to its mandatory proof of education as a Boater Education Card. Unlike a "license", a boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. Therefore, although the term is often used, it is technically incorrect to call the card a Virginia Boating License.