Course Link: https://www.boat-ed.com/washington/
Rules & regulations: https://www.boat-ed.com/washington/boating_law/
Course Cost: The Washington Boat Ed Course fee is $39.95 with a $10.50 state fee.
Who requires the course: You need education if you are operating a powered watercraft of 15 hp or more in Washington.
Age Restriction: You must be at least 12 years old to take this online course.
Residency Requirement: You do not have to be a resident of Washington to take this online course.
Format: Online Only & Timed (3-hour min.)
Course Time Limit: 90 Days
Chapters: 6 Chapters in total.
Quizzes and/or Exams:
- Quizzes: Each quiz has 10 questions. If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 70% on the unit quizzes to pass.
- Exams: The Boating License Certification Exam is the 60-question exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.
- Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Certificate of Course Completion. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Certificate of Course Completion right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 60 days after course completion.
- The permanent Boater Education Card will arrive within 6 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.
To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Boater Education Card, go to http://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/2199.
State Contact Information
Washington State Parks
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from the time of registration and payment.
Is the Washington Boat Ed Course approved by the Washington State Parks?
The Washington Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Washington State Parks.
Is my Washington Boating Course Certificate of Completion accepted elsewhere?
For visiting boaters, most states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”) Please contact the visiting state, territory, or province for rules regarding their reciprocity.