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Boater Education

Boating Safety

Boater Safety Courses - approved boater safety courses.

Temporary Certificate Providers- A means to check your knowledge which satisfies the requirement for a boater to have a boating safety identification card to operate a boat in Florida.

Airboat Course Providers

Recreational Boating Accidents - Carelessness and inattention are the leading causes of boating accidents in Florida. Pay close attention to your surroundings while on the water, and you will be on your way to a safe and enjoyable outing.

Life JacketsHypothermiaRip Current | Float Plan | Safety Equipment

What to do in the Event of a Hurricane - links to information to help boaters prepare for storms and deal with the aftermath.

Get Your Boater Safety Education ID Card - Did you know that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a Boating Safety Education ID Card to legally operate a boat in Florida? Read this to find out more about what the law requires and how to get your card.

Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to your questions about the boater safety education requirements.

Course Completion Certificate - the law allows for a certificate as a temporary means of complying with the boater safety identification requirements.

Wear It Florida! - campaign to increase the number of recreational boaters who consistently wear a life jacket while on the water.

Boating Glossary - Terminology you should know before going boating.

Florida Boating Safety Educator of the Year Nominations - You have the opportunity to nominate the Boating Safety Educator of the Year for the State of Florida and to compete for the national award through the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).