Q.What is the West Virginia Boater Education Card?
A. The West Virginia Boater Education Card (also known as the West Virginia boating license or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of West Virginia. The West Virginia Boater Education Card is good for life and does not need to be renewed.
Q. Boating License or West Virginia Boater Education Card … is there a difference?
A.The boater education card is proof that you have successfully completed a boating safety course. The boater education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. Therefore, it is NOT a West Virginia Boating License!
Q. I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Boating Safety Education Certificate?
A. Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a boater education card.
Q. How can I get my West Virginia Boating License?
A. You can obtain your West Virginia Boater Education Card in 3 easy steps:
- Pay the one-time fee of $29.95—free unlimited retries of the final exam
- Study the West Virginia Boating Safety Course and pass the final exam
- Print a temporary card and receive your permanent card in the mail within 3-5 weeks
Q. Who needs a West Virginia Boating License?
A.All boaters born after December 31, 1986 are required to carry the West Virginia Boating License on board to satisfy state boating regulations while operating on West Virginia’s waters.
For more information please consult the West Virginia boating laws and regulations page
Q. How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?
A. The boater license is good for life.
Q. How much does the boat safety course cost?
A. There is a one-time fee of $29.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited free attempts 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 test?
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 West Virginia Boater License?
A. Yes, there are certain exemptions from the boat safety education requirement. For more information, check out the West Virginia Boating Laws page.
Q. What are the technical requirements for the online boating safety course and boating license test?
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