Online Courses

The Washington State Parks Boating Program has approved all of the online courses listed below, but does not recommend any course specifically. The online course providers are privately operated. Washington State Parks does not receive any money from course fees charged. Some online courses are free and others have a fee. The fee is charged usually for exam results and only when the exam is passed. The course fee charged is determined solely at the discretion of the online course provider.

Two following two online course providers have been authorized to sell the Washington State Boater Education Card and collect payment online once the course has been taken and passed. This allows boaters to eliminate the step of mailing an application and check to Washington State Parks.

Adventures in Boating-Washington
  • The cost is $29.50 for exam results, paid only when you pass.
  • Customer Service: 800-830-2268
  • In addition to the course fee, the vendor will charge $10 plus a $0.50 handling fee for your boater education card.
  • Practice tests are available. Practice quizzes are offered after each section, and allow unlimited free practice tests.
Boater Exam Washington
  • The cost is $29.95,to be paid after Chapter 1.
  • Customer Service: 866-764-2628
  • In addition to the course fee, the vendor will charge $10 for your boater education card.
  • Practice tests are available.
  • Course offers fully animated and narrated study guides, with visuals for all exam questions.
The following course providers are not authorized to sell the Washington State Boater Education Card. After completing a boater education course, you will need to submit a Boater Education Card Application, along with $10, and a legal copy of your proof of course completion to State Parks in order to receive your card. 

America's Boating Course
  • The cost is $29.95.
  • Customer Service: 866-262-8222
  • Unlimited free practice tests are offered. Online certification exam is free.
  • Study material needed: America's Boating Course downloadable course manual. Washington State study guide included
American Boating Education
  • The cost is $19.95 for exam results, to be paid only when you pass.
  • Customer Service: 877-677-2628
  • Free practice quizzes are offered after each section.
  • Study material is Washington Boat Operator online manual.
Boat U.S. Foundation Online Boating Safety Course
  • There is no charge for this course.
  • Customer Service: 800-245-2628, Ext. 3208
  •  Practice quizzes are offered after each section and allow unlimited free tests.
  • Study material needed in their online course manual.