About Boating Safely

Learn from the best—the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Boating School + Boating Test in One Convenient Place

About Boating Safely, the new classroom and online course material for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, streamlines boater safety education. Whether taking a multi-session classroom course, a one-session seminar, or studying at your own pace from the convenience of home, you will be studying the course material adopted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Many states have laws governing the age at which you may legally operate a vessel. The legal age of operation may depend on the horsepower, size, or type of vessel. Certain ages may be allowed to operate only if under adult supervision. In addition, many states also have boater education courses that must be successfully completed or licenses that must be acquired before you may operate a vessel.

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To locate a classroom course, phone 1-877-875-6296 or locate classes online.

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