A variety of options exist to make training and certification easily accessible and obtainable for most anyone. National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and State of Connecticut approved course, recognized by the United States Coast Guard.
Connecticut Boating Certificates LLC is Proud to be Approved by:
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Upcoming Course Schedule

Nov 09
Nov 16

Southbury, Connecticut in New Haven County

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
We were very pleased with the course. The Instructor was very, very, helpful and knowledgeable and is a great at what he does. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Adrien and Jill (Waterbury, CT)

2019-04-03T14:03:30-04:00

Adrien and Jill (Waterbury, CT)

We were very pleased with the course. The Instructor was very, very, helpful and knowledgeable and is a great at what he does. I'd recommend him to anyone.
The Instruction was great, engaging and I feel comfortable navigating. I cant believe I learned how to follow buoys! I actually enjoyed the course!

Alyssa (North Branford, CT)

2019-04-03T14:04:15-04:00

Alyssa (North Branford, CT)

The Instruction was great, engaging and I feel comfortable navigating. I cant believe I learned how to follow buoys! I actually enjoyed the course!
The Instructor made this an interesting and fun class. I learned so much and understood everything 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks Connecticut Boating Certificates!

Sheryl (Norwalk, CT)

2019-04-03T14:04:56-04:00

Sheryl (Norwalk, CT)

The Instructor made this an interesting and fun class. I learned so much and understood everything 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks Connecticut Boating Certificates!
This was a great course. The Instructor was awesome, informative and great at educating. Both my wife and I are career teachers and we are very critical...could not say enough

Mike and Andrea (Easton, CT)

2019-04-03T14:06:08-04:00

Mike and Andrea (Easton, CT)

This was a great course. The Instructor was awesome, informative and great at educating. Both my wife and I are career teachers and we are very critical...could not say enough
I found this course incredibly informative and the time flew by. I was engaged the entire time as the instructor did a phenomenal job.

Janet (Fairfield, CT)

2019-04-03T14:07:05-04:00

Janet (Fairfield, CT)

I found this course incredibly informative and the time flew by. I was engaged the entire time as the instructor did a phenomenal job.
I have been boating for 35 years...I learned more about Boating Safety in the last two nights than in my entire boating career. Great class, great instructor, and the time flew by

Dave (Naugatuck, CT)

2019-04-03T14:08:09-04:00

Dave (Naugatuck, CT)

I have been boating for 35 years...I learned more about Boating Safety in the last two nights than in my entire boating career. Great class, great instructor, and the time flew by
The Instructor was funny, informative, engaging and exceeded my expectations! I learned a lot more than I expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Susan (Wallingford, CT)

2019-04-03T14:09:17-04:00

Susan (Wallingford, CT)

The Instructor was funny, informative, engaging and exceeded my expectations! I learned a lot more than I expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

About the Boater Exam and all the Jargon...

In order to get a Boat License, you need to pass the Boater Exam.
You do that by taking a Boating Education Course…seems logical enough.

Getting a Boat License
  • To GET A BOAT LICENSE in 2019 is done by taking a one day Boaters class.
  • The boat license first consisted of simply a Safe Boating Certificate or a Boat Safety Certificate as some call it. Both are the same.
  • Then the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (PWC Boating) was added to the Safe Boating Certificate Course.
  • In October of 2015 a new mandate came about stating that all boaters must also have an Endorsement of Safe Waterskiing to legally tow any inflatable or skier.
  • Since 2016 the 1-Day class is three pronged and includes the Safe Boating Certificate materials, the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation materials, as well at the most recent Safe Waterskiing Endorsement materials.
The Boaters Exam & Test
  • The BOATERS EXAM or BOATING TEST as some call it, is the final exam for the Boating Education Course.
  • All Boaters must pass the Boaters exam in order to get a Boaters License.
  • You have to attend a boating education course to take this exam.
  • The Boating Test is not offered online in Connecticut nor can the Boaters Exam and or the Boating Test be taken as a stand alone.
  • The only way to take the Boaters Exam in Connecticut is by attending the 1-Day Boating Course.
  • Safe boating is the Goal here and you’ll benefit from any education.
The Boating Education Course
  • The BOATING EDUCATION COURSE or BOAT COURSE as some call, it is an 8-hour 1-Day Course as mandated by the State of Connecticut.
  • It is offered by Federally and State Licensed providers and is really geared towards Safe Boating.
  • If you see someone offering a Boater Exam or a Get a Boat License or PWC Boating online in Connecticut, it is a fraud.
  • They will take your money and you’ll have to pay for another Boating Education Course by a licensed provider, so BE CAREFUL! CONNECTICUT BOATING CERTIFICATES LLC is Federally and State Licensed to offer this 1-Day course.
  • We are proud to serve you and want to help you get your BOAT LICENSE!
Have an Existing Safe Boating Certificate
  • Any one that has their SAFE BOATING CERTIFICATE or their combined SAFE BOATING CERTIFICATE & CERTIFICATE OF PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OPERATION before October 1st, 2015, does not have to retake the course for the Safe Waterskiing Endorsement, you are grandfathered in.
  • Anyone who has just a Safe Boating Certificate has two options,
1. They may retake the course and get their Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation or
2. Take the Upgrade class in Hartford which is solely focused on just the Certificate of Personal Watercraft.