Course Link: https://www.boat-ed.com/vermont/
Rules & regulations: https://www.boat-ed.com/vermont/boating_law/
Course Cost: The Vermont Boat Ed Course fee is $39.95.
Who requires the course: You need education if you were born after Jan. 1, 1974, and will be operating a motorized vessel or PWC in Vermont.
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 Vermont to take this online course.
Format: Online Only & Timed (3-hour min.)
Course Time: On average it will take 4-6 hours to complete.
Course Time Limit: You have 90 days to complete the course.
Chapters: 6 Chapters in total.
Quizzes and/or Exams:
- Quizzes: Each quiz is 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 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.
- Exam: The Final Exam is the 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 the Final Exam and pay for the Boating Safety Education Certification Card, you will be able to immediately print out the Boating Safety Education Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Boating Safety Education Certificate right then and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.
- This document serves as your permanent Boating Safety Education Certification Card.
To replace a lost or destroyed Boating Safety Education Certification Card, log in to the course and print a new one.
State Contact Information
Vermont State Police Headquarters
Telephone - 802-244-8727
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 Vermont Boat Ed Course approved by the Vermont State Police?
The Vermont Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Vermont State Police.
Is my Vermont Boating Safety Education Certification Card accepted elsewhere?
For visiting boaters, all 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.”)
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