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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

These courses also meet the California Boater Card boating safety education requirement. For more information about the California Boater Card phase-in, please visit www.CaliforniaBoaterCard.com.

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 More information


AceBoater.Com
1-800-607-2329


Safe Boating Course

2020

 Course Cost: $24.95

 Course Type: Online


Boat Ed
1-800-830-2268


Boat California Course

2018

 Course Cost: $29.50

 Course Type: Online


Boater Exam America
1-866-688-2628


The California Boater Education Course

2018
 

 Course Cost: $29.95

 Course Type: Online


BOATsmart!
1-705-745-2878


BOATsmart! Boating Course

2018
 

 Course Cost: $29.95

 Course Type: Online


BoatTests101.com
1-888-885-8830


California Boater Education at BoatTests101.com

2017
 

 Course Cost: $29.00

 Course Type: Online


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


BoatU.S. Online Boating Safety Course

2018
 

 Course Cost: Free

 Course Type: Online

 


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



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


2020

 Course Cost: Free

 Course Type: Home study/Ebook

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

About Boating Safety

2019  

 Course Cost: Varies

 Course Type: Classroom


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

Boating Skills and Seamanship
2019
 

 Course Cost: Varies

 Course Type: Classroom


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


America’s Boating Course

2018

 Course Cost: Varies

 Course Type: Classroom/Online

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

 
Basic Powerboat Cruising 2019

 

 Course Cost: Varies

 Course Type: Classroom/On-the-water

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

 
Safe Powerboat Handling 2019

 Course Cost: Varies

 Course Type: Classroom/On-the-water