Who needs an Alabama Boating License?
All persons who operate a motorized boat on Alabama waters need to obtain an Alabama Vessel License. You must be at least 12 years old to get your license. BOATERexam.com is a delegated provider for the State of Alabama Marine Patrol.
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In Alabama, all operators must either pass a state proficiency exam or complete a boater safety course approved by the Alabama Marine Patrol Division in order to operate a motorboat with greater than 15 hp. Boaters must carry their vessel operator's license as proof of boater education.
The Boating Safety Enhancement Act which came into effect on January 1, 2002 set the minimum age for operating a motorized vessel without direct adult supervision at 14 years of age. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule; the following may operate a vessel without adult supervision:
PWC operators in Alabama must be at least twelve (12) years old but cannot operate without adult supervision until at least fourteen (14) years of age.
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