Boating Safety Course Overview

New Jersey Boating Safety Course Overview

Get your New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate in three easy steps!

1. Find a Proctored Exam in Your Area

  • Pay the one-time fee of $29.95
  • After completing this online course, you are required to take an in-person proctored exam
  • Make sure to find a proctored exam in your area before starting the online course
  • More information on the Proctored Final Exam

2. Study the Online Boating Safety Course

  • Learn with hundreds of narrated animations
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes after each chapter
  • This course will prepare you for the exam; proctored exams have a 98% pass rate!

Start the Course

3. Take the In-Person Proctored Final Exam

  • You must bring your printed Final Exam Voucher with you to take the Final Exam
  • The 50-question written Final Exam is administered by a® partner
  • Get your New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate when you pass!

Boating License or Boat Safety Certificate... Is there a difference?

The boating safety certificate is proof that you have successfully completed an approved New Jersey boating safety course. The boating safety certificate does not expire and does not need to be renewed. The boat license is separate from the Boating Safety Certificate and is issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The boat endorsement on your New Jersey driver’s license allows you to operate a power vessel on non-tidal (fresh) water in New Jersey. You must first obtain your New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate before the MVC will put the boat endorsement on you New Jersey driver’s license.