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Who needs to take the Delaware boaters safety course?

All operators born after December 31, 1977 must have a Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate to operate any motorized watercraft.® is a delegated provider for the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

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Boating Safety Education Certificate is good for life

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Step 2

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Study & Pass the Online Course

Take the course on desktop, tablet or mobile. We automatically save your progress so you can learn at your own pace.

Step 3

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Print Your Temp Card Immediately

Pass the online exam and print your temporary boating license immediately.

Step 4

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Hit the water! You're all set to legally operate a boat.

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Who needs the Delaware Boater Card?

Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate

In Delaware, all boat operators born on or after January 1st, 1978 are required to complete a boating safety course approved by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and carry the resulting certificate of boating safety education at all times when operating. Any person with a valid Delaware River Captain's, Bay pilot's license or the equivalent is exempt.

Persons must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft. An adult must be on board when a 14 or 15 year old who has completed a boating safety course and holds a certification card is operating. PWC operators 16 years of age, who hold a boating safety education certificate, can operate without adult supervision.

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From laptop to mobile phone to tablet, choose when and where to take your boating course and get your Delaware Boating Card.

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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? Every one of our exam questions is illustrated to help you get your boating licence.

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Our Delaware boating license course features hundreds of rich engaging boating videos and animations. That means you aren't just reading: You're watching, listening and learning.

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This official Delaware boating safety course is approved by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

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FAQs about getting a Delaware Boating License

Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.


How much does the boat safety course cost?


There is a one-time fee of $39.95 paid to®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam.


What payment methods are accepted?


We accept payments by VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, PayPal, and Prepaid vouchers.


What is the "Certificate of Completion"?


The Certificate of Completion is a temporary proof of competency and proves that you took a boater education course and passed.


What is the Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate?


Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate (also known as the Delaware boating license or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of Delaware. The Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate is good for life and does not need to be renewed.


I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the Delaware boater license?


Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a Boating Safety Education Certificate.


How can I get my Delaware boating license?


You can obtain your Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate in 3 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $39.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the Delaware Boaters Safety Course, and pass the Delaware Boating License Test
  3. Print your Certificate of Completion, and receive your permanent Delaware Boating Safety Education Certificate in the mail within 30 days

This official Delaware boaters safety course is approved by the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.


How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?


The boater license is good for life.


Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Delaware boating license?


Yes, there are certain exemptions from the boat safety education requirement. For more information, check out the Delaware Boating Laws page.


Is there a time limit to complete the online course?


You can take the online course at any time, day or night. However, courses must be completed within 90 days of payment at which time your access to the course will expire.


How many questions are on the exam?


The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.


What is the passing grade?


The passing grade is 80%, or 48 correct answers out of 60 questions.
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