Boat Education

Following are the various ways that you can take a boating education course, including classroom, home study and online.  Some have an associated cost, while others are free - find the one that suits you best and make sure you are safe on the water!

Classroom Courses

  • DNR Law Enforcement: (click here, select Boat Education and your County to obtain a local phone number to call about classes scheduled in your area.)
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary 7th District (Courses may include some cost to cover materials - ask for full details from class contact person before enrolling) 
    --Lake Lanier Flotilla 29 Boating Education Courses.  Find a Class
    --Lake Allatoona Flotilla 22 Boating Education Courses.  Find a Class
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10  7th District, St Simons Island, GA . Schedule of classes listed on website and links to the national site where the entire years schedule is listed for our Flotilla.  We are the only Flotilla offering the "Suddenly in Command" class for free anywhere on the east coast and the only Flotilla offering the comprehensive "Boating Skills and Seamanship" course in Georgia.


Home Study Courses:

  • United States Power Squadron-America's Boating Course ($34.95 plus S&H will give you a 224-page manual and CD for home study AND a "pin" number if you prefer to take the course online).

On-line Courses:


NEW Mandatory Boater Education Law:  Click HERE for more information.


REPLACEMENT Boater Education Cards.  

If you took your class online, you must call that company to replace your card.
If you took the class with DNR in a classroom, call your Region DNR Law Enforcement Office.

Earn a Complimentary ANNUAL DAY USE PASS

Take a Georgia Boater Education course and receive a pass from US Army Corps of Engineers
Click HERE for details.


Paddle Sports Safety Course: FREE    Click HERE for course.