To take the online course, visit www.safeboatingvirginia.com where you can
access the FREE online study guides and take the online course FREE of charge- Pay ONLY if you pass the test!
Where can I get my Virginia Boater Education Card? (otherwise known as a Boating License)
- Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingvirginia.com
Access the FREE online study guides and take the online course FREE of charge- Pay ONLY if you pass the test!
Accepted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
The Virginia Boater Education Card (also referred to as the Vermont boating license) is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is gradually phasing-in the mandatory boater education requirement that has been law since 2007. In 2009 all PWC operators 20 years and younger must meet the requirement by July 1, 2009. A new block of boaters will be added each year until July 1, 2016 when all boaters who are not exempt shall meet the requirement. Click the link for more information.
Study the Virginia Safe Boating Course Manual
Covers 100% of the exam material
Study the boating safety course online, or print it and study offline
All the required study material is available for FREE at www.safeboatingvirginia.com.
(We encourage you to study the material fully before attempting the exam.)
Take the Virginia Online Boating Exam - Pay only if you pass!
60 Questions (multiple choice)
80% needed to pass (48 right answers)
No time limit — Review any wrong answers
Print a Temporary Certificate IMMEDIATELY — Go boating right away! Your official Virginia Boating Safety Education Course Certificate is automatically mailed to your home in 3 to 5 weeks.
Take the safe boating exam on the Internet by visiting www.safeboatingvirginia.com