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California Approved Boating Safety Courses

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Courses in this list are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. These courses meet the requirements for court ordered courses. Boaters convicted of an alcohol or drug offense or moving violations while boating must pass one of these approved courses and show their earned certificate to the court as proof of meeting their obligation

If these courses are taken between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017, the examinee may use proof of passing when applying for the California Boater Card until the end of 2018.

Many marine insurance providers will honor a NASBLA approved course to reduce their clients' premiums.

The approved list of courses may change dependent on an organization maintaining their NASBLA approval.


 

Organization Name of Course  Certified Through Additional Courses


AceBoater.Com
1-800-607-2329


Safe Boating Course

2017
 


Boat Ed
1-800-830-2268


Boat California Course

2018

Click here to take an ACA-Approved Paddlesports Safety Course.


BOATsmart!
1-705-745-2878


BOATsmart! Boating Course

2017
 


BoatTests101.com
1-888-885-8830


California Boater Education at BoatTests101.com

2017
 


BoatU.S. Foundation
1-800-245-2628


BoatU.S. Online Boating Safety Course

2018
 


Boater Exam America
1-866-688-2628


The California Boater Education Course

2018
 
 


California Division of Boating and Waterways
1-888-326-2822
pubinfo@parks.ca.gov



California Boating: A Course for Safe Boating (Home Study Course)


2017


Click here to order a free printed copy including exam form.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
1 (877) 875-6296

About Boating Safety

Boating Skills and Seamanship
2019  


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
1-800-607-2329


About Boating Safely
Boating Skills and Seamanship

2019
 


U.S. Power Squadrons
1-888-367-8777


America’s Boating Course

2018

 

US Sailing/US Powerboating
1-401-683-0800
Customer Service: Powerboat@ussailing.org

 
Basic Powerboat Cruising 2019

 

US Sailing/US Powerboating
1-401-683-0800
Customer Service: Powerboat@ussailing.org

 
Safe Powerboat Handling 2019