Am I required to carry a Boater Education Card to operate all types of boats?
Unless you are exempt, you need to carry a card when operating boats with motors of 15 horsepower or greater, which includes all personal watercraft. Although the law does not require the operator of a manually powered boats such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, drift boats and, sail-only boats to carry a card, one is recommended for all boat operators.

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1. Am I required to carry a Boater Education Card to operate all types of boats?
2. Who is exempt from having a Boater Safety Education Card?
3. When will I be required to have my Washington Boater Education Card in my possession when operating a boat?
4. Do I have to wait to get my Boater Education Card until the year it is required?
5. What do I need to do to qualify for a Boater Education Card?
6. How much does a Boater Education Card cost?
7. How can I get my Boater Education Card?
8. When will I receive my Boater Education Card?
9. Do I have to wait six weeks before I can operate a motorboat?
10. Is the Boater Education Card a license?
11. Is there a fine for not having a Boater Education Card in my possession when operating a motorboat?
12. Is my Boater Education Card good in other states and Canada that have mandatory boating education requirements?
13. Is an Oregon Boater Education Card valid in Washington?
14. Is there any reason to get a Boater Education Card if I am not required?
15. What do I do if my Boater Education Card is lost or damaged?
16. What is the history of the Boating Safety Education Bill?