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All boaters who operate a motorized watercraft in New Jersey must have a New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate. BOATERexam.com® is a delegated provider for the New Jersey State Police.
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New Jersey Boater Safety Course
In New Jersey, anyone 16 years of age or older must successfully complete a boater safety course approved by The New Jersey State Police in order to operate a motorboat or a personal watercraft (PWC). In addition to successfully completing a boater safety course, operators are required to take an in-person, proctored exam in order to receive their New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate.
Boating Age Requirements
For all operators under 16 years of age:
No one under the age of 13 may operate any type of motor powered vessel on New Jersey's state waters. All persons 13 years of age or older, but under the age of 16, are required to complete an approved Boating Safety Course in order to operate a powered vessel. However, persons under the age of 16 may only operate vessels which are propelled exclusively with electric motors or vessels that are 12 feet in length or more which are fitted with a motor that is less than 10 hp.
For all operators 16 years of age or older:
All persons 16 years of age or older may operate any power vessel including personal watercraft on New Jersey waters if they have successfully completed a state approved New Jersey Boating Safety Course and have a New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate in their possession available for inspection by an enforcement officer.
Personal Watercraft (PWC) Age Requirements
There is a minimum age requirement of 16 years old, for those who wish to operate a PWC.
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New Jersey Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.
How much does the boat safety course cost?
There is a one-time fee of $34.95 paid to BOATERexam.com® for the Proctored Exam Voucher. It includes unlimited attempts on all quizzes.
Since the proctored exam is administered by a private course provider, there are additional fees for the final exam. Please consult with each private course provider for exam fees, locations and times.
What payment methods are accepted?
What is the "Proctored Exam Voucher"?
What is the New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate?
I do not have a driver's license. Can I still get the New Jersey boater license?
How can I get my New Jersey boating license?
You can obtain your New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate in 3 easy steps:
- Pay the one-time fee of $34.95
- Study and pass the New Jersey Boating Safety Course
- Pass the in-person proctored exam to get your New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate
How long is the boat safety course and boater license good for?
Is anyone exempt from obtaining the New Jersey boating license?
Is there a time limit to complete the online course?
How do I attend a proctored exam?
What do I need to pass the online New Jersey Boater Safety Course?
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