America's Boating Course Registration

When you take America's Boating Course, there a few options that I need to discuss with you. There are two charges that are incurred for taking the course.

There is a potential third charge for chart plotting tools if the course you select includes chart plotting.

Registration Fee

There is a registration fee for each student that takes the course. This fee varies from location to location. The fee covers the cost that the location charges us to teach there, the cost to administer the test, and the postage to mail in registration forms to the State of Ohio. Each student taking the course and taking the test must be charged this registration fee.


Our textbook is an excellent resource, and we encourage you to hold on to it after the course is complete. You may even want to find a space to stow it aboard your vessel, as it provides a great reference tool. The text book can be shared between a couple or shared among an entire family. The course will include some homework and reading assignments to be completed at home. It can be challenging for an entire family to read one text book. Each text book also includes a CD-ROM with navigation software and an electronic version of the course presentation. You are not required to purchase a text book to take the course or take the test, but it is STRONGLY recommended that you purchase a text book, so that you can do the reading at home and complete the homework.