Boating Safety Courses Approved By California Division of Boating and Waterways

Courses in this list are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and have received approval from the California Division of Boating and Waterways. These courses meet the requirements for court ordered courses. Those 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 have also received approval from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). 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(s) Name of Course Certified Through* Comments
American Boating Education
1-877-677-BOAT
admin@boatcourse.com email
www.boatcourse.com website
American Boat Operators Course
American PWC Operator
2014
2011
Second Course listed covers all aspects of safe boating with a PWC focus
Boat Ed
2906 Ladybird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75220
214-351-0461
214-351-6429 fax
www.boat-ed.com
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Boat U.S. Foundation
410-897-0512
www.boatus.com
Boat U.S. Online Boating Safety Course 2015  
BoaterExam America
1-866-688-2628
www.boaterexam.com/usa/california/
BoaterExam.com Boating Safety Certification Course 2014  
California Division of Boating and Waterways
One Capitol Mall, Suite 410
Sacramento CA 95814
1-888-362-2822
pubinfo@parks.ca.gov e-mail
www.dbw.parks.ca.gov website
California Boating; A Course for Safe Boating 2015 Click here to download a .pdf version

Marine University (CEERI)
832 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-730-6889
954-730-7717 fax
www.marineuniversity.org

Boater 101 2013  
Nautical Know How, Inc.
772-528-8606
www.boatsafe.com
www.boatingbasicsonline.com

Boating Basics

2011

Covers all aspects of safe boating with a PWC focus.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Northern California: 1-510-437-3590
Southern California: 1-310-521-6172
http://nws.cgaux.org/visitors/pe_visitor/index.html
Boating Skills and Seamanship 2015  
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Northern California: 1-510-437-3590
Southern California: 1-310-521-6172
www.cgaux.org/
About Boating Safely 2012  
US Power Squadrons
1-888-367-8777
www.usps.org/e_stuff/ABC.html
America's Boating Course 2014  

* Indicates the year through which NASBLA certification is valid. This is not an indication that the course is no longer valid. Please check with the course provider for details.