Home Study Course

Study at Home


The Adventures in Boating Washington home study course consists of a study guide and certification exam booklet. The course offers the basics of safe boating that all recreational boaters should know and covers a number of important laws and regulations. A certificate of accomplishment is issued upon successful completion of the exam.

To take a home study course, read the online study guide Boat Washington Course. You do not need to register for the course for access to the online study guide. To request the certification exam booklet, email  the Boating Program of Washington State Parks with the following information:
  • Date of birth
  • First and last name, exactly as it on your current government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, state I.D. card or passport)
  • Mailing address (including city, state and zip code)
Send only one name per email request. A unique numbered certification exam and detailed instructions will be mailed to you. Allow up to two weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions regarding the Boater Education Card Home Study Program, contact us at boating@parks.wa.gov or call (360) 902-8555.