Boater Education Courses

Who must take a Boater Education Certification Course?

Anyone born on or after September 1, 1993 who wishes to operate certain vessels on the public waterways of Texas. See Water Safety Act for details

Boater Safety

Take a free online paddling courseBoating courses are taught by US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron and trained volunteer instructors, as well as teachers, and game wardens.

With more and more people enjoying the lakes and rivers every year, it's important, for everyone, that boaters educate themselves on boating skills and seamanship.

Online Courses

Find a Boater Education Classroom Course

Print a Certification Card


When you hit the water, always:

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    1. Wear a life jacket
    2. Supervise children closely
    3. Know how to swim
    4. Avoid alcohol