Certified Safe Boater – South Carolina

Larry Bradshaw

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South Carolina Boater Safety Education Requirements

This online boater safety education course has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Successful completion of the course and exam will enable you to obtain your South Carolina boating license.

3 simple steps to become certified:

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete the course.
  3. Print your certificate after passing and follow the instructions in the final Chapter to request your Safe Boating Card.

Who needs a boater safety education card in South Carolina?

You are required to have a boater safety education card if you are younger than 16 years of age and want to operate, without supervision, a Personal Water Craft (jet ski) or a vessel of 15 horsepower or more.

You are exempt from this rule if:

  • You will be under direct supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older who is not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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