First, take an approved basic boating course (classroom, internet or equivalency exam). Then, download this application
for your permanent boater education card.
The application is in a fillable, PDF format - fill out the application online and save it, then follow the instructions on the form to email or send to us. For best printing results, select your default setting for 100 percent in color, on clean, white paper. Ensure all information fields are complete. Incomplete applications are returned to the boater.
Send the Marine Board your completed application (mailing address is in the upper left-hand corner of the application form), a copy of your completion certificate
, and a check/money order
for the one-time $10
fee. The Boater Education Card is good for life, you should receive your card in two to three weeks. Your completion certificate also acts as a temporary permit for your boater education card, good for 60 days from the date of issue. Note:
For application questions, please call (503) 378-8587. Replacement Cards
If there is an error with the information on your Boater Education Card, the Marine Board will determine the cause. For any card errors, please call (503) 378-8587 as soon as possible.
1. If the card was ordered electronically online, through one of
the approved course providers, the boater will be responsible
for paying a $8 card replacement fee for information input
2. If there is an error with your application as it was scanned into
our system, the Marine Board will replace your card, free of
charge. We ask that you send the faulty card back to us for
quality assurance purposes.