Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Boater Education Course

Boat transiting

Credit: Will Benson

Boaters beware: Florida Keys waters are tricky!

Learn how to protect yourself, your vessel and the unique Florida Keys marine environment.

This free, voluntary course teaches you about the natural and historical resources within the sanctuary, offers strategies for responsible boating and stewardship, and highlights relevant sanctuary rules and regulations. The 30-to-45 minute course complements existing safe boating courses. A certificate of completion is provided.

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  • Click the appropriate link above.
  • Select "Add to Cart" and then check out.
  • Once you register for an account on the ProValens website, the Florida Keys Boater Education Course will appear in the "My Courses" link near the top of the page.
Please note that this course is free of charge. The registration process ensures that you will receive proper credit for your progress and course completion. Your information will not be shared with other companies.

For technical assistance, visit https://support.eppley.org.

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Boater Education Course was developed in partnership with Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands with funding through a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program Special Studies grant administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additional partnership support was provided by the National Parks Conservation Association.