If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating knowledge course, check out America's Boating Course. This course may be taken as a classroom course (find a local course here) or as an interactive home study course for people whose schedule and obligations would make it difficult to attend a classroom course.
Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course. And, this basic boating knowledge course will give you the education required by most states to obtain a state boat license or operator certificate.
The interactive America's Boating Course can be taken online using a downloadable 278 page e-book student manual, with online final examination in most states. Some states require a proctored final assessment examination for completion, a provision that will be presented where required before you purchase the online course. A PIN number is given to you after registration which allows you immediate access to the online class.
The classroom and online courses contain identical material, with state-specific content approved by the respective state. This basic boating knowledge course is fun and very thorough.
America's Boating Course—Now Available in Spanish and English
America's Boating Course is now available in Spanish or English language version for classroom or online education. The two versions are fully supported with translated ABC3 and state-specific PowerPoint presentations and examinations. The Spanish Student Manual may be obtained from the USPS Educational Department Online Catalog. The student manual is free, courtesy of a United States Coast Guard grant. There is a $5.00 fee per book to cover shipping, handling, ancillary course materials and required student database support. (15 June 2018)