How Online Boating School Works

Actually, It's All Pretty Simple...

To operate a boat in California, the California Division of Boating and Waterways requires that all boaters obtain and carry a California Boater Card. You will need to complete an approved boating safety course to get your California Boater Card.

Your California Boater Card will be accepted in all states that require NASBLA-approved certification and the card is good for life.

Upon completion of this Approved online boater education course, you will receive an official Certificate of Competion from our course. Once you receive that Completion Certificate, all students are required to apply for their permanent California Boater Card on the state website. Our course grades exams instantly, so you know results immediately and can get back to the lake right away.

From the time your register, our Legendary Customer Support Team will guide you through any part of the online traffic school process. Our crew is pretty knowledgeable and we truly believe there are no "dumb" questions. Don’t hestitate to ask… we’re here to help.

1.) Register for the Course

We'll need some specific information when you register like Name, Address, DL #,etc....so, please come prepared when registering. Our course is fully DBW Licensed, meets the requirements for obtaining a California Boater Card and meets the state-required 3 hours, which you may work through at whatever pace is comfortable for you. Registering is easy and only takes a couple minutes. What are you waiting for? Get your boater card now and hit the lake with the fastest boater course on the web!

2.) Select the Package

We offer different packages with various prices and features.Our Basic Package starts at $27.95 and has everything needed to obtain your California Boater Card. The upgraded PREMIUM & ULTIMATE packages simply offer more features, tracking numbers, expedited processing, DBW verifications, etc. Remember, we have a Low Price Guarantee and will match any competitors price offering the same product by crediting the difference back to the original payment method.

3.) Receive Certificate of Completion

Once you've passed your final exam, your Approved Certificate of Completion will be available for download in your account. Once you receive your completion certificate, you will be required to go to the state website and apply for your permanent boater card. All students are required to take this step.

Once the state receives your application, they will process and send you the permanent Boater Card in the mail. This boater card is good for life

Do not expect your boater card to show up immediately, because the state database methods are pretty antiquated. We recommend that you follow-up with the state after 30 days if you don't receive your permanent boater card within that time frame. In the meantime, feel free to use our Completion Certificate as proof of completion while operating your boat. It is an accepted license while waiting for your permanent card to come in the mail.

Have Questions?

Contact our live local Legendary Customer Support Team based in California. We are here to help!


Phone Support:

(800) 810-3446
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm PST


After Hours Support:

info@safe2boat.com