How to Get a Boater Education Identification Card

  • Take a course approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
  • Submit a letter with your name, date of birth, return address, phone number and proof of completion of the course:

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    Division of Law Enforcement
    Boating Safety Section
    620 South Meridian Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
  • Or you can take the "How to Boat Smart" correspondence course and follow the directions provided on the test.
  • Visitors from out of state who do not have a card issued by their home state can take a Temporary Certificate test.

For more information, contact the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement at 850-488-5600, or email us.

Your card should look like the image below
Front and back view of boating safety card

FWC Facts:
If you operate a vessel and have an accident, you may not leave the scene without giving all possible aid to others. You also must report the accident to the proper authorities.

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