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approved boating safety course

Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA and your state boating license agency.


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We launched a completely new platform for our free online course on 11/18/2020!

Our old course system Is officially retired but if you need to access your certificate of completion, you can request a copy through this form

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Education Requirements:


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Age Requirements:

When operating a motorboat with more than 10 hp, a person under age 12 must be under immediate supervision of person in boat who is at least 16.

To operate a personal watercraft, the following restrictions apply:

  • No one under 16 years of age may operate a personal watercraft
  • Persons 16 and 17 years of age may operate a personal watercraft only if they:
    • Have successfully completed an approved safety education course and carry on board proof of age and course completion or...
    • Are accompanied on board by a person 18 years of age or older

How Do I Get My Maine Card?


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1. After you complete the course you will be issued a printable copy of your certificate that you can print yourself and use immediately.

2. You will also have the option of ordering a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife approved, waterproof plastic card for $13. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your card to arrive.

Course Information:


4 - 8 Hours

Estimated Course Time

6 Lessons

Each Contains a 10 Question Quiz

Final Exam

60 Questions Pulled Randomly

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  • Great course, and so much more convenient than going at night for several nights... Keep up the great work, and see you on the water.

    Gene
  • Thank you so much! This was a great course and I learned so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Lindsay
  • Thank you. The information that you gave me allowed me to complete the course. Your assistance was very much appreciated.

    D. White
  • Thank you so much! You folks are so kind. Good luck with the updates and have safe boating fun this summer!

    Brennan