Need A Washington State Boating Education Card?

Sign up for an upcoming, on-line U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Course

Bellingham, Wash. – This fall, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan Islands Flotilla is providing boaters on-line, Washington State Basic Boater Education Course.

All Washington state residents must carry a Boater Education Card while on the water operating a power-boat greater than 15 horsepower.  This includes people over 12 years of age and applies to anyone who was born after January 1, 1955.  This course is for anyone wishing to learn safe boating skills and qualify for a Boater Education Card, issued by the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission.

The eight-hour course is provided over Zoom. The course fee is $20.00 and the on-line course handbook costs $5.00 to download. Upon successful completion of the eight-hour course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with a $10 fee and you will receive a Washington State Boater Education Card.

WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021 through Thursday, October 14, 2021

Classes are held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 2-hours and there is an open book examination at the end of the Thursday session)

For more reservations or more information: Visit our website, menu tab “Boating Classes” or contact John Milczewski at 

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit

Posted on September 14, 2021 at 9:28 am by

Categories: Education, Recreation, Safety

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