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Congratulations on making your next step towards getting your boat safety certificate.

On the day of your exam, please refer to our website at to verify the location and time; any cancellations (due to weather, etc.) will be posted prior to the exam.

**Please arrive early or as close to the start time as possible, late arrivals (ie: 15 or more minutes) may be denied entry.**

Please watch the following videos:
     Now that you’re registered

     NJ Boat Exam Drive through Procedure

     Final Boat Safety Course review  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

The following items must be presented to your Instructor/Proctor - All paperwork will be collected at the conclusion of the exam:

**Printed copy of your Boat-Ed or BoaterExam Online Course Completion Certificate, we will collect it.

**Photo ID with Date of Birth
           or Photo ID and a state issued document with date of Birth
You’ll display this with your window rolled up so we can get a close look at it and at you! We will be comparing the date of birth on your photo ID with the date of birth on your certificate of completion. So if you have tinted front windows, we recommend you bring another vehicle, or you will need to have your window open.

**Proctored Exam Fee: 
                 $50 per Student
                 Cash: Exact change required
                 Check: Payable to: Boat Safe US, LLC
                 ***We do not accept credit cards***

 **Two envelopes:
One self addressed, stamped envelope and one blank stamped envelope –  The envelope that you leave with us will be for you to receive your permanent boat safety certificate. The Permanent certificate will be issued to you after it is printed at the New Jersey State police headquarters in Trenton, this may take up to six months.  

**Pen and pencil

**A hard surface to write on, such as a clipboard or hard cover book - The state police form that you will be filling out is a three-part form that will require you to press hard to make sure your writing is getting to the third copy. This is the pink copy and will be your temporary boat safety certificate. Remember, your writing must appear on your pink copy. So please press hard to get down to that third copy!

**Your smart phone - For Drive-Up Exams: When you arrive at the drive-through exam site, you will check in with us via text with the following information: your name and your date of birth. Upon receiving your text, we will text you a video link of the process of filling out your paperwork and taking your exam while in your vehicle. We would ask that you open this link immediately and begin watching as you are waiting in queue for you to be called forward.  This will be an entirely new video that you have never seen before! It is specifically designed for viewing at the Drive through Exam site.

Please email us at if you are unable to text our instructor

If you have any questions regarding your confirmation, please email us at

Children can take the online class at 13 years old.  In New Jersey, there are two minimum ages, 13 years old for vessels powered by electric trolling motors, or vessels 12' or longer with less than 10 total HP. Operators of all other power vessels, including personal watercraft, must be at least sixteen years old, this includes out-of-state residents.

To review before the exam, here's the NJ State Police Boat Safety Manual; This is a valuable resource for boating in NJ:

As Per the NJSP:

Internet Course: There are two components to an approved internet boat safety course.  The first is successful completion of the online portion of the course.  The second is successful completion of a closed book, in-person, proctored exam administered by an approved boat safety instructor through arrangements made with the approved internet course provider.