Most recreational boaters in Washington are required to complete an approved boating education course and carry a Washington State Boater Education Card. Spring is the perfect time to take the class online, and get your certification. Washington State offers online courses to make it easy. Sign up today!
National and statewide boating accident statistics tell us that educated boaters are safer. Whether you cruise, sail, kayak, fish, or do yoga on a stand-up paddle board, you need to know the basics of boating safety.
The Washington State Boater Education Card is valid for your lifetime! It is also valid in Canada and Oregon. We encourage you to take an education course even if you’re not required to carry a card.