The courses listed below are certified providers for the State of Texas.*
The successful completion of any of these courses will result in TPWD Boater Education Certification. Permanent certification cards are mailed to the student's address within two weeks of completion of the online course. Online course providers may charge up to $20 to take an approved course.
Choose a Course:
- boaterexam.com course: BoaterExam.com is a provider of safe boater education and certification across the United States and Canada. $20 course fee
- Boat-ed course: All Boat-ed content has been developed in conjunction with the state boating safety agencies responsible for boater education. $20 course fee
- BoatUS course: The BoatUS Foundation's Texas Boating NASBLA-approved course consists of 6 lessons and a Final Exam. The BoatUS course is free.
*TPWD Online courses go through a rigorous certification process. All approved courses must first be certified by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). NASBLA is a national organization made up of all State Boating Law Administrators. This body of professionals sets standards that all State Boater Education programs must adhere too. After an internet course provider meets the NASBLA Standards they must submit an application to TPWD and pass a review process.
More questions? Check our FAQ page.