This course covers basic boating safety concepts that you need to know if you intend to participate in water sport activities. It has been designed by marine educators to provide information to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive it. You can progress at your own pace and on your own time schedule.
Please choose the state in which you boat so that we may include state-specific information as you progress through the course and to see if this course will satisfy your state's mandatory education requirements.
This Basic Boating Safety Course gives only the minimum requirements for safety equipment and general information. To obtain a greater knowledge of boating skills and seamanship, we encourage you to attend more in-depth boating courses or refer to advanced boating references such as Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, or The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating.