New JerseyBoating Test

Who needs to take the New Jersey boaters safety course?

All boaters who operate a motorized watercraft in New Jersey must have a New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate.® is a delegated provider for the New Jersey State Police.

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New Jersey Online Boating Safety Test Chapters

The New Jersey boating safety course consists of 9 chapters. At the end of each chapter you can complete a 10-question test that covers all the topics from that Chapter, in preparation for your proctored boating exam. Since visual aids are so important for a large number of boaters, ALL of our boating test questions contain fully illustrated images that help explain the concept.

Once the boating safety course is complete, you must take a proctored 100-question boating safety certificate test which will contain test questions from all 9 chapters. Topics include:

  • Safe boating practices
  • Boating safety equipment
  • Safe boat operation
  • Navigation skills
  • Emergency practices
  • Boating rules and regulations
  • New Jersey boating laws

Test Questions are New Jersey State Police - Approved, Too

Just like the online course, every boating safety certificate test question that cover New Jersey State boating laws have been reviewed and approved by the New Jersey State Police. Questions that cover all other boating safety topics are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).Remember that questions on your proctored boating exam will closely resemble questions that you encountered in your boat practice tests.

Tips on Passing the Boating Safety Tests

Review the boating safety study guide! Before attempting to take a boat practice test, think back to the study guide. Were there any topics that were not 100% clear, or that you wanted to explore in more detail? If so, take a moment and go review that topic.

Take your time! There's no need to rush through a test or quiz. There is no time limit when you are taking a boating test, so be sure you read each question fully, and choose the best answer choice. Trying to rush through the test will likely cause you to miss important information.

Review your answers! Each test in the boating safety course is presented one question at a time, but you can use the navigation grid on the right-hand side to move from one question to the next. Before submitting your test answers, take a minute to review all the questions. You might find a question or two where you'll want to rethink your answer choice. Taking the time to review the boating test questions can mean the difference between a pass and a fail!