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All boaters born on or after January 1, 1988 who operate any motorized watercraft of 10 HP or more need a Florida Boater Education I.D. Card. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card

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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Florida Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q.

How much does the boat safety course cost?

A.

There is a one-time fee of $34.95 paid to BOATERexam.com®. It includes unlimited attempts at the final exam.

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What payment methods are accepted?

A.

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

Q.

What is the "Certificate of Completion"?

A.

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

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What is the Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card?

A.

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

Q.

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

A.

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

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How can I get my Florida boating license?

A.

You can obtain your Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card in 3 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $34.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the Florida Boating Safety Course, and pass the final exam
  3. Print your Certificate of Completion, and receive your permanent Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card in the mail within 3-4 weeks

Q.

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

A.

The boater license is good for life.

Q.

Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Florida boating license?

A.

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

Q.

Is there a time limit to complete the online course?

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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.

Q.

How many questions are on the exam?

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The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.

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What is the passing grade?

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