If you are a resident or just visiting Florida, you may take one of the online Boating Safety Education courses listed below. Once you have completed a classroom or online boating safety course, you will receive a State of Florida Boating Education ID card.
NOTE: Every person convicted of a criminal violation, non-criminal infraction resulting in a boating accident or 2 non-criminal infractions within a 12-month period are required to successfully complete mandatory education requirements as required by law.
Until these requirements are met, they must refrain from operating a vessel. Any person who operates a vessel in violation of these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. Please contact any of the classroom course providers below to locate a course near you.
Best Boat Club (US Powerboating & US Sailing)
Florida Virtual School Outdoor Education Course : (Free for Florida residents ages 12 to 18.) The only course in the nation to combine both hunting and boating safety. Participants will develop skills in outdoor activities and learn about the benefits of physical activity while using proper safety procedures to experience wildlife, outdoor and extreme sports. By meeting all of the requirements of the Outdoor Education course, not only will students receive their Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and be eligible to obtain a Florida Hunter Safety Certificate, they’ll also earn a 0.5 credit for high school, and meet public school requirements for taking an on-line and a physical education course.
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