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Boater Education

Education Requirement

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, must have a Boating Safety Education Identification Card to legally operate a boat in Florida. Learn more about how to get your boater safety education ID card.


Temporary Certificate

The course completion certificate serves as a temporary means of complying with Florida’s Boating Safety Education Identification Card requirements. Learn how to obtain a temporary course completion certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions about the boater safety education requirements.

Boating Glossary 

How to Prepare for a Hurricane - Tips and resources to help boat owners stay safe and reduce the risk of damage to their property.

Recreational Boating Accident Statistics - Carelessness and inattention are leading causes of boating accidents in Florida. Pay close attention to your surroundings while on the water, and you will be on your way to a safe and enjoyable outing.

Learn how you can nominate a Boating Safety Educator of the Year for Florida and to compete for the national award through the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).