In many states mandatory education is now the law. State boater card and licensing programs promote boating safety on our waterways. U. S. Coast Guard accident data show that states with some form of boating safety education have fewer accidents and fatalities than states without any boater education requirements.
The BoatUS Foundation Leads the Way with Free Boater Education
These free BoatUS Foundation courses are approved by NASBLA, recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, and accepted by 35 state boating agencies. (Fees may be required by some states.)