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Who needs to take the Hawaii boaters safety course?

As of November 10th, 2014, anyone who wishes to operate a motorized boat over 10 horsepower or a PWC is required to obtain a Boater Education Card. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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Step 1

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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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This official Hawaii boating safety course is approved by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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FAQs about getting a Hawaii Boating License

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.

Q.

What payment methods are accepted?

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

Q.

What is the "Certificate of Completion"?

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

Q.

What is the Hawaii Boater Education Card?

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Hawaii Boater Education Card (also known as the Hawaii boating license or boaters license) is proof that you have met the mandatory boat safety education requirements for the State of Hawaii. All Personal Watercraft or 'Thrill Craft' operators are required to have a Boater Education Card while operating in Hawaii. The Hawaii Boater Education 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 Hawaii boater license?

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Yes. You are not required to have a state driver's license in order to obtain a Boater Education Card.

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How can I get my Hawaii boating license?

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You can obtain your Hawaii Boater Education Card in 3 easy steps:

  1. Pay the one-time fee of $34.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
  2. Study the Hawaii Boaters Safety Course, and pass the final exam
  3. Print your Certificate of Completion

This official Hawaii boaters safety course is approved by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Q.

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

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The boater license is good for life.

Q.

Is anyone exempt from obtaining the Hawaii boating license?

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Yes, there are certain exemptions from the boat safety education requirement. For more information, check out the Hawaii 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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