Launches Enhanced Washington Online Boating Safety Course and Boat License Exam

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Take the Washington Boating Course.

The course was fantastic. I learned a lot and will feel much more confident taking my family on the water. Best of all I was able to learn at my own pace and get certified from the comfort of my home. Great work!

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Program is reminding boaters to be safe, know the law, and always wear life jackets when boating. In 2010, there were 18 boating fatalities in Washington state. Don’t become a statistic. Become an educated, responsible boater by completing the Boat Washington safe boating course, and make Washington boating safe and enjoyable.

At (, boaters learn the official boat education content developed for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. This safe boating course lets students get their Washington boating license (or jet ski license) online to comply with Washington law. The new-and-improved Boat Washington course now offers the highest-quality online experience—less text, plenty of interactive reviews and practice, and on-the-water videos.

Students move quickly through short segments designed for bite-sized reading and quick comprehension. Learning is reinforced with interactive animations, and students feel like they’re on the water as they study casting off and docking, rescue techniques, the "Circle of Death," and other boaters safety course topics.

Best of all, Boat Ed has added more than an hour of streaming video with 45 exciting on-the-water action sequences. Produced over a 10-month period at a cost of $250,000, Boat Ed’s video was shot with state-of-art equipment (jib arm cameras, specialized camera boats, gyro stabilizers) and professional talent (40 actors/extras, 10 camera crew members, and professional boat and PWC operators). Getting an online boaters license has never been so fun!

Students study the fast-paced boating safety course ( online when it fits their schedule—setting up a free account and logging in or out as they wish. The online boating exam fee includes the boat course, unit quizzes, and unlimited attempts at the online boating license test. No payment is required until students pass the final boaters exam.

After passing the Washington boating exam, students may instantly print out a temporary 60-day Washington Certificate of Course Completion, which qualifies them to apply for a lifetime Washington Boater Education Card. Check out the course FAQs ( for the final steps to get a state-issued boating licence.

The recognized leader in boating safety, Boat Ed is the official and exclusive provider of print, video, or online boating safety courses for 49 states, plus the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information about boater's licence or safety certification requirements, please visit (


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