PA Boater Safety Course


Knowledgeable boaters are safer boaters!

Boating courses are fun for the entire family and are offered at many locations throughout the state and in your own home. People who successfully complete a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission approved boating course are issued a Boating Safety Education Certificate good for a lifetime.

Boating Safety Education Certificates are required:

  • To operate a personal watercraft
  • For persons born on or after January 1, 1982, to operate boats powered by motors greater than 25 horsepower.

Any operator that is required to have a Boating Safety Education Certificate must carry the certificate with them while operating a boat.

Approved permanent Boating Safety Education Certificates for Pennsylvania residents must be issued by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Out of state boaters must have a certificate issued for a course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

For any questions regarding Boater Safety Education Courses, contact the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Phone (1-888-723-4741)

Boaters Safety Course

Visit to take the online training PA Boater Safety Course.

        Get Boating Certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.50 course, and pay a $10.00 state fee. 
  2. Print your online course completion document.
  3. Get ready to go Boating!

Here at Lancaster County Marine, we educate you on the Powerboat, Canoe, Kayak or SUP that

you purchase from our store. Our employees care about educating you so that you have a fun,

and safe time on the water. There is nothing better than being on the water!


Pictured is a Chaparral H2O 21 Sport.