Online Courses

The online courses listed below are state-approved, but the Boating Program does not recommend any course specifically over another. The online course providers are privately operated. Washington State Parks does not receive any money from course fees charged. Some courses are free, others charge a fee. The fee is typically charged when the exam is passed. The course fee is determined solely at the discretion of the online course provider.

The following providers have been authorized to sell the Washington State Boater Education Card and collect payment online once the course has been passed. This allows you to eliminate the step of mailing an application and card fee to Washington State Parks.

Adventures in Boating-Washington

  • Cost $34.95
  • 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

  • Cost $29.95 
  • 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.

I Learn to Boat-Washington

  • Cost $49.50
  • 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.
  • Interactive video course. 
  • Practice tests are available. Practice quizzes are offered after each section, and allow unlimited free practice tests.

The following course providers are not authorized to sell the Washington State Boater Education Card. After passing the course exam, you will need to submit a Boater Education Card Application (PDF), along with $10, and a copy of the certificate of completion to the State Parks Boating Program. From there, your card will be mailed to you.

America's Boating Course

  • Cost $29.95
  • Customer Service: 866-262-8222
  • Unlimited free practice tests are offered. Online certification exam is free.
  • America's Boating Course downloadable course manual. Washington State study guide included.

American Boating Education

  • Cost $19.95
  • Customer Service: 877-677-2628
  • Free practice quizzes are offered after each section.
  • Study material is Washington Boat Operator online manual.

BOATsmart!

  • Cost $24.95
  • Customer Service: 877-655-7778
  • No practice test
  • Study material provided in online course

Boat U.S. Foundation Boating Safety Course

  • No fee
  • Customer Service: 800-245-2628, ext. 3208
  • Practice quizzes are offered after each section and allow unlimited free tests.
  • Study material provided in online course manual.