Get your Washington Boating Card in 3 Easy Steps:
(also called a Washington Boating License)

Study the Online Course

One-time payment of $29.95 +10 state fee.

Pass the Online Exam

Animations and visual questions help you learn.

Print your Certificate

And go boating right away!

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The most affordable way to get the whole family (or friends for that matter) out on the water. It's the best deal on the market. Find out more!

NEW animations, narration, illustrations, course content, oh my! Re-engineered with you in mind!

So fresh it's still got that new course smell (OK we're working on that one). We stripped the course right down to the hull to bring you the best course possible.

New animated videos, his and hers narrators (seriously!), incredibly detailed illustrations and re-written course content. Be the first to experience it for yourself and get certified today!

Over 1 million certified and counting: has a TrustPilot rating of 9.2 out of 10 based on 11801 ratings and reviews.® Animations

Our interactive animations bring boating to life.® takes you out of the textbook and into the captain's seat. Our Washington boating license course features tons of dynamic content, including hundreds of interactive and narrated animations.

That means you aren't just reading, you're listening, watching and engaging — which means you'll learn more and have more fun. Get started today!

Convinced? Get certified today!

No risk, study at your own pace!

We're here whenever you need us.

We've helped over 1 million people get certified online. So we know what it takes. Our expert customer service agents are available day and night if you have questions about the course or about how to get certified.

Think of us as a coach who you can call or email if you ever need help along the way. Let's go!

Lost your Washington Boater Education Card? Wondering how long your card is valid for? Check out our State Boaters Card FAQ page for quick answers to the most common questions about the Washington Boater Education card.

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Illustrated questions help you learn.

We found out a long time ago that people learn best when they can see what they're learning. Shouldn't you be tested the same way? We think so. We illustrate every one of our quiz and exam questions in the Washington boating safety course. And 95% of our students pass with flying colors. You will too!

Want to find out more about how® works? From how long the course takes to what happens if you don’t pass the final exam, you’ll find it all in our handy Washington State Boater Safety Course FAQ.

  • US Coast Guard
  • Nasbla
  • National Safe Water Congress
  • Better Business Bureau
  • National Safe Boating Council
  • Official Boating Educator

Downloadable Washington State Specific Boating Rules and Regulations E-book!

Download them, print them, share them, save them to your mobile device! From registration to accident reporting to invasive species to law enforcement.

Everything state specific to Washington, in one neat & tidy little E-book. NOTE: Not a substitute for the online course. Download PDF Now!

Have a quick question about Washington boating regulations? A great first stop is our Washington State Boating Laws page where we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about state boating laws, like who needs a Boater Education Card.

Boating safety course approved by the State of Washington

Approved by the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission. And that's official.® is trusted by agencies across the United States to deliver the best of quality in boating education.

Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from agencies and from boaters. We know our stuff. Get certified!

Official course provider approved by: Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
PO Box 42650, Olympia, Washington, 98504

FREE Paddle Sports Safety Course

Learning how to paddle? Check out our free paddle sports safety course. An optional online course that’s sanctioned by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, it’s an easy way to get ready for a safe first outing. Check it out!

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