The NASBLA boating courses are an accreditation program that is accepted by the coast guard as the national standard of certification and training for operating a boat. In Florida, boat operators 21 years old or younger are required to carry a photo ID while operating the vessel and to take an approved boating safety course to obtain a Boating Safety Identification Card. This card is valid for life and enables you to operate a boat with 10 horsepower or more.
Boat operators who were born on or after January 1, 1988, are required by law to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card in order to operate a motorboat with 10 horsepower or more. The state of Florida does not have a "boating license".
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)-issued Boating Safety Identification Card is proof that you successfully completed the online boating course. This card is valid for life.
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) is responsible for the review and approval of recreational boating safety courses in the United States. NASBLA-approved courses must meet National Boating Education Standards 1 through 7, and 9. All states and territories must maintain their state-specific topics in standard 8. All recreational boating safety courses approved by NASBLA are recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
If you suffered a boating accident on Miami waters call The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary today at 305.416.9805.