Online Courses

Online Options
Washington State Parks has approved all of the online courses listed below, but does not recommend any course specifically. The online course providers are privately owned. 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 online course providers have requested and 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
  • Cost: $29.50 for exam results, only when you pass
  • Customer Service: 800-830-2268
  • Pay online for the education card: Yes. The card costs $10 plus a 50-cent handling fee
  • Practice test available: Yes. Practice quizzes are offered after each section, and allow unlimited free practice tests
  • Study material needed: Adventures in Boating Handbook
America's Boating Course
  • Cost: $34.95 + S&H (does not include certification exam or WA Boater Education card)
  • Customer Service: 866-262-8222
  • Pay online for the education card: No. Boaters need to mail the application form, copy of completion certificate, and $10 fee
  • Practice test available: Yes. Unlimited free practice tests are offered. Online certification exam offered for fee of $10
  • Study material needed: America's Boating Course handbook and CD-ROM, shipped immediately upon online order confirmation
American Boating Education
  • Cost: $19.95 for exam results, only when you pass
  • Customer Service: 877-677-2628
  • Pay online for the education card: No. Boaters need to mail the application form, copy of completion certificate, and $10 fee
  • Practice test available: Yes. Free practice quizzes are offered after each section.
  • Study material needed: Washington Boat Operator online manual
Boater Exam Washington
  • Cost: $29.95 paid after Chapter 1
  • Customer Service: 866-764-2628
  • Pay online for the education card: Yes. The card costs $10
  • Practice test available: Yes
  • Study material needed: Fully animated and narrated, with visuals in all exam questions
Boat U.S. Foundation Online Boating Safety Course
  • Cost: No charge
  • Customer Service: 800-245-2628 Ext. 3208
  • Pay online for the education card: No. Boaters need to mail the application form, copy of completion certificate, and $10 fee.
  • Practice test available: Yes. Practice quizzes are offered after each section, and allow unlimited free tests.
  • Study material needed: Online Course Manual