Find out what the laws are in your state for boating and trailering your boat.

The Reference Guide to State Boating Laws answers a number of questions related to recreational boating safety public law. Topics covered include boating education, operator age, water skiing, boat noise, numbering & titling, personal watercraft, boating under the influence, personal flotation devices and more. Courtesy of the National Association of State Law Administrators (NASBLA).

The Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boating safety education course. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission currently has mandatory boater education for all PWC (personal watercraft) users 12 years old and over.

Additionally, all boat operators born on or after January 1, 1982 are required to successfully complete a Boating Safety exam and have their Boating Safety Education Certificate onboard with them while operating any motorized vessel that is propelled by a motor greater than 25 hp.

Many boaters who do not fall into this category will still wish to get the Pennsylvania boating license so they can save on their boat insurance.

Where can I take my safe boating exam and get my Boater Education Card?

You can take your safe boating exam directly on the Internet at BoaterExam.comâ„¢. Once you pass the exam your boater education card is mailed to your home. In the meantime, you can print off a Certificate of Completion that can be used until your permanent boater education card arrives.

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