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New York Boater Safety Course

The boater certificate shows that its holder has successfully taken an approved boating safety course and passed the corresponding exam.

As of 2020 boaters will be required to carry a boater certificate.

If you were born on or after, (see blow), you will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:

  • January 1, 1988 (by 2022)
  • January 1, 1983 (by 2023)
  • January 1, 1978 (by 2024)

All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025

What Is It?

This state approved course allows boaters to study at home at their own pace, and it covers state and federal boating laws, rules of the road, boat handling, required equipment, navigational aids, accident reporting and special topics.

How It Works

Three Easy Steps to Your New York Boater Certificate!

Learn Your Way on Any Device. We offer a user-friendly online course that is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Step One

Pass The Course

Learn and test your boating knowledge while you navigate through the course. Once you successfully complete the material you can take the final exam. You have two attempts to pass the final exam.

Step Two

Temporary License Available

We will issue you a Temporary Certificate of Completion to use as your proof of completion that is available to print from within your account. The temporary copy of the certificate will allow you to go boating right away and is valid for 90 days after completion of the course.

Step Three

Get On The Water!

Your permanent New York State Boater Certificate will be available for purchase and will be mailed out within 3-5 business days. You will also be able to follow the steps to add this certificate to you New York State Adventure License.

What We Offer Our Students

No Hidden Fees
Complete and easy-to-read study guide. Only $34.95 which includes your course, final test and online certificate!
Take The Test Online
The boating exam consists of 55 multiple choice questions.
Print Your Certificate
Print your certificate once you have successfully completed the course!
Boating Law And Regulation
Laws and regulations that you must follow per the New York State Boating Laws as well as the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
Boating Education
General information about boats and personal watercraft, and their maintenance for a safe trip!
Boat Safety
How to make your boating excursion the safest and most comfortable trip possible!

Why Choose Us?

With Quick Boater Course your course is easily navigated on any device. If you have internet access, we have the course to get you to your New York State boating certificate. Join today and save. We’re the fastest way to get you certified and out on the water.

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