211 South Montclair Street
Bakersfield, California 93309

California Boater Safety Course

The California Boater Card shows that its holder has successfully taken an approved boating safety course and passed the corresponding exam.

As of 2018 boaters will be required to carry a boater card.

As of the dates shown below, these boaters will be required to carry a boater card issued by DBW.

  • January 1, 2022 Persons 45 years of age or younger
  • January 1, 2023 Persons 50 years of age or younger
  • January 1, 2024 Persons 60 years of age or younger
  • January 1, 2025 All persons regardless of age

What Is It?

This state approved course allows boaters to study at home at their own pace, and it covers state and federal boating laws, rules of the road, boat handling, required equipment, navigational aids, accident reporting and special topics.

How It Works

Three Easy Steps to Your California Boater Card!

Learn Your Way on Any Device. We offer a user-friendly online course that is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Step One

Pass The Course

Learn and test your boating knowledge while you navigate through the course. Once you successfully complete the material you can take the final exam. You have multiple attempts to pass the final exam.

Step Two

Electronic Submission of Completion

We will e-file your completion directly to the Caliornia Division of Boating and Waterways.

Step Three

Get On The Water!

Your permanent California Boater Card will arrive within 60 days of course completion, but you can print a temporary, 90-day card that will be emailed to you within 1-3 hours of course completion. Your California Boater Card is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.

What We Offer Our Students

No Hidden Fees
Complete and easy-to-read study guide. Only $ which includes your course, final test and online certificate!
Take The Test Online
The boating exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. Free exam retries – risk free!
Print Your Certificate
Print your certificate once you have successfully completed the course!
Boating Law And Regulation
Laws and regulations that you must follow per the California Division of Boating and Waterways as well as the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
Boating Education
General information about boats and personal watercraft, and their maintenance for a safe trip!
Boat Safety
How to make your boating excursion the safest and most comfortable trip possible!

Why Choose Us?

With Boating Card Online your course is easily navigated on any device. If you have internet access, we have the course to get you to your California Boater Card. Join today and save. We’re the fastest way to get you certified and out on the water.

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