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Posted on: April 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] FREE 2022 Washington State Boater Education Classes

FREE 2022 Washington State Boater Education Classes

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit would like to invite you to attend one of their scheduled FREE Washington State Boater Education Classes.  

Effective January 1, 2014, every person born after January 1, 1955, is required to have the Boater Education Card to operate any vessel with 15 or more horsepower.  This applies to Washington State residents operating vessels on Washington waterways.

What is the Boater Education Card?

The Boater Education Card is proof that you have completed all of the components of an approved boater safety course.  
 To obtain a state-issued Boater Education Card, mail in the certificate issued after successfully completing our FREE course and a $10 fee to Washington State Parks and Recreation.  They will send your state-issued card to you.    

** Exemptions

Education is not required if:

Your vessel has an engine that is under 15 hp.

You were born prior to January 1, 1955.

You hold a valid U.S. Coast Guard Marine Operator’s License.

You Must Carry the Card

Vessel operators who are required to have the Washington Boater Card must carry the card onboard the vessel and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer.   Not carrying your Washington Boater Card when it is required can result in a fine.

Classes are held from 9:00 AM to 4 PM at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 6011 N Chase Rd, Newman Lake, WA 99025.  


Register at

Boater Education Flyer 2022
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