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 West Virginia Boater Education Card (also referred to as the West Virginia boating license) is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources currently has a mandatory boater education requirement that has been law since January 1, 2001 requiring all boaters born on or after December 31, 1986 to have the West Virginia boating license on board when the vessel is underway to satisfy the West Virginia boating regulations.

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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