The Process For Obtaining A Boat License

By Elinor Tran


A New Jersey boat license is required to operate boats in the state. A certificate for passing an approved exam will meet this requirement. Licenses are not issued by the state. The issue of a certificate after the completion of a safety course exam is all that is required,

The process of obtaining a certificate can be done in three easy steps. The first step is to locate a course that is in your area. This is done by visiting the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety website. You will find a link to the boating certificate FAQ that in on the left side of the page.


Complete all of the fields on the page including the drop down boxes. You need to select your state and then include your Zip Code. There is also a field that is needed for the distance to search from your area or location. You will see the results when you click the Search button at the bottom of the page.

Many boating safety courses can be taken online. They often have a fee that may be up to $40. You will need to watch a series of videos that are narrated and animated. Various exercises are available to give a viewer more information to reinforce the material they have already learned.

Search the web site for the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety to find information about boating courses. They have a Frequently Asked questions page that is a valuable resource. Links are also on the site for viewers to use.

Successful completion of the safety course exam will earn you a new jersey boat license. You can keep the certificate inside of the boat anytime that you take it out on the water. The certificate will need to be with you anytime that boats are being operated.




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