A+ Approved Boating Safety Course

Ace Boater

  • Name of course: Safe Boating Course
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Cost: $34.95
  • Customer Service: 1.800.607.2329
  • Certified through March 31, 2024

America’s Boating Club/U.S. Power Squadrons

  • Name of course: America’s Boating Course
  • Course Type: Classroom/Online
  • Course Cost: Varies
  • Customer Service: 1.888.367.8777
  • Certified through 2024

Boat Ed

  • Name of course: Boat California Course
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Cost: $39.95
  • Customer Service: 1.800.830.2268
  • Certified through 2024

Boater Exam America

BOATsmart! 

  • Name of course: BOATsmart! Boating Course
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Cost: $34.95
  • Customer Service: 1.877.655.7778
  • Certified through 2024

BoatTests101

  • Name of course: California Boater Education
  • Course Type: Online (English & Spanish)
  • Course Cost: $29.99
  • Customer Service: 1.888.885.8830
  • Certified through March 31, 2024

BoatU.S. Foundation

California Division of Boating and Waterways

Drive a Boat USA

ilearntoboat

Safe2Boat

  • Name of course: Fastest Boat Course Allowed
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Cost: $24.95
  • Customer Service: 1.800.810.3446
  • Certified through 2025

Super Quick Course

  • Name of course: Quick Boater Course
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Cost: $27.95
  • Customer Service: 1.877.659.1242
  • Certified through September 30, 2025

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

US Sailing/US Powerboating

  • Name of course: Basic Powerboat Cruising
  • Course Type: Classroom/On-the-water
  • Course Cost: Varies
  • Customer Service 1.401.683.0800
  • Certified through March 31, 2024
  • Name of course: Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Course Type: Classroom/On-the-water
  • Course Cost: Varies
  • Customer service: 1.401.683.0800
  • Certified through December 31, 2023

The State of California does not grant reciprocity beyond 60 days for out-of-state boaters in possession of his/her state issued boater card. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for more details.