Equivalency Exam

Request an Exam
If you are an experienced boater and have a good working knowledge of navigation rules and Washington laws, you may opt to take a 75-question equivalency exam with no reference material.

To request a equivalency exam, email  the Boating Department of Washington State Parks and Recreation 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.