Florida Boating License

Florida Boater Safety Course

In Florida, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.




Boating Age Requirements

  • A person is exempt from this law if there is a person on board who is not affected by this law or is at least 18 years of age and holds a boater education identification card and is attendant to the safe operation of the vessel.
  • Minors may become certified as there is no minimum certification age.
  • No one under the age of 14 years old may operate a PWC.
  • Boaters in Florida can operate a vessel on Florida waters without restrictions if they are older than 21 years of age.

Personal Watercraft (PWC) Age Requirements

All PWC operators must be at least 14 years of age. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly allow a person less than 14 years of age to operate a PWC (a second-degree misdemeanor).

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