Safe Boating Courses


The ACA is a canoeing, kayaking and rafting organization to promote paddlesports and river conservation. The ACA provides paddler resources and instructor certification.  


Boat Ed is the leader in online state-approved boating safety courses. Get your boater education card at

BOATsmart! offers Transport Canada Approved Boating Course and Canadian Boating License Exam. Animated and narrated for all ages. is a leading provider of online boater education across North America. 

The BoatUS Foundation offers the only FREE online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. They also offer a wide range of advanced courses that will help you gain the knowledge to make you confident in any boating situation you encounter.

The National Safe Boating Council NSBC offers classroom, on-water, and online training geared towards the professional.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Their classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The world's largest non-profit boating organization, stressing community service, continuing education, and social activities among members.