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All boaters born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a North Carolina Boater Education Card to operate a motorized watercraft of 10 HP or more. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
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North Carolina Boater Safety Course
Any person born on or after January 1, 1988, must successfully complete a NASBLA-approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 hp or greater.
Personal Watercraft (PWC) Age Requirements
- There is a minimum age requirement of 14 years old, for those who wish to operate a PWC
- All boaters who are at least 14 years old but less than 16, may operate a PWC only if they are under the direct supervision of a person who is either 18 years of age or older; or if they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course
- No one under the age of 16 may rent a PWC unless they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course and are at least 14 years of age
- Proof of age and safety course certificate must be with the youth during the operation of the PWC
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FAQs about getting a North Carolina Boating License
Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.
How much does the boat safety course cost?
What payment methods are accepted?
What is the "Certificate of Completion"?
What is the North Carolina Boater Education Card?
I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the North Carolina boater license?
How can I get my North Carolina boating license?
You can obtain your North Carolina Boater Education Card in 3 easy steps:
- Pay the one-time fee of $34.95 – free unlimited retries of the final exam
- Study the North Carolina Boaters Safety Course, and pass the final exam
- Print your Certificate of Completion, and receive your permanent North Carolina Boater Education Card in the mail within 8–10 business days
This official North Carolina boaters safety course is approved by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
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