Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to either have successfully completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course or have passed a course equivalency or temporary certificate examination.
You must have in your possession a boating education ID card and a photo identification card before operating a vessel with a motor of 10 HP or more in Florida.
Identification cards for persons completing the course or the equivalency exam are good for a lifetime. Temporary Certificate exams are made available to the public through online websites. The temporary certificate is valid for a limited time.
We unfortunately do not provide any educational courses ourselves.
You can get your boating safety course from any provider approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
There are two different options for meeting this requirement. The first option is completing a full education course. This can take a couple hours to complete and pass. Once completed you will receive an education card which is good for life.
The second option is to obtain a “temporary certification”. This one takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Once completed you will obtain proof of completion that will last for a limited amount of time.
We can recommend the following providers below: