Boater Education

Who must take a Boater Education Certification Course?

Take a free online paddling safety course!Anyone born on or after September 1, 1993 who wishes to operate certain vessels on the public waterways of Texas. See Texas Water Safety Act for details

Boating courses are taught by US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron and trained volunteer instructors, as well as teachers, and game wardens.

Online Courses

Class Schedule by City

Class Schedule by Date

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When you hit the water, always:

  1. Wear it! Wear a life jacket
  2. Supervise children closely
  3. Know how to swim
  4. Avoid alcohol



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