It’s more common than not for states to require some sort of boater education. Whether it’s a obtaining a boating license or a safety certificate it varies for each state. Take a look here to see which states have a mandatory boating law requiring safety certification.

For more information check out these greate resources...

  • United States Power Squadrons - State Boating Laws and Boating License Requirements
  • Boat Ed - Official Boating Safety Courses and Online Tests for Your Boat License or Boater Safety Certification