The BoatU.S. Foundation's Free Online Course satisfies the South Carolina Mandatory Education Requirements for boaters 12 to 16 years of age wishing to operate a boat or PWC with motor greater than 15 hp.
You must PASS all seven lessons in order to receive your certificate of completion.
Any boater may take the BoatU.S. course as practice or a refresher, but, passing this course will not entitle a person under the age of 12 to operate a boat or PWC on South Carolina waters without a supervising adult on board.
For more information see this state's Mandatory Education and Age Requirements.
This NASBLA approved Boating Safety Course for South Carolina boaters covers everything from Navigation Aids and Emergency Situations to Rules of the Road and Required Equipment. Each of the seven chapters includes a quiz at the end for you to test your knowledge. After reviewing all chapters, you will take a 75 question final exam including 10 questions specific to the boating laws in South Carolina. Pass the exam with a score of 80% or better and you will then be able to print your certificate of completion.
Use the worksheets below as a guide to help you take notes as you go through each of the lessons. These worksheets are only meant as a guide and do not replace the course content or quizzes themselves.