Boating License

Who needs to take the Oregon boaters safety course?

All operators of motorized watercraft over 10HP must have an Oregon Boating Education Card.® is a delegated provider for the Oregon State Marine Board.

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On-line Replacement Boating Card Process

Change to the following: The Oregon State Marine Board has an online store capable of accepting requests for replacement Boating Education Card's. You can purchase a replacement of your Boating Education Card, update your information, and pay the $16 replacement fee for the new card with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. You will also be able to print a temporary permit, valid for 30 days, so that you may continue to boat while waiting for your new card to arrive.

Online Store: or go to our website and click on the "Boat Oregon Store" in the first box.

  • Log in
  • Under "More Online Services" click on Boating Education Card Replacement Application.
  • Click on "Start"
  • Follow the directions

If you are unable to log in or unable to find the Boating Education Card Replacement Application link under More Online Services, you may not have been issued the official Oregon Boating Education Card. Many individuals are still carrying their temporary certificates from the Boating Safety course, assuming that to be the OR boating card. If this is the case, give the Marine Board a call at 503-378-8587 and ask for the Education Section.

Oregon Boating License or Boating Education Card... Is there a difference?

The boating education card is proof that you have successfully completed a boating safety course. The boating education card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. Therefore, it is NOT a Oregon Boating License!