Wallet-Sized Certificates
[Table 3.2]

 

State

Does your state issue wallet size boating certificate cards?

Other, please specify

How long are education certificates/student wallet cards valid in your state?

Alabama

Other, please specify 

On state driver's license; or separate card is iss 

Forever, the vessel class "V" is added to the state driver's license and automatically renews each time the license is renewed (every 4 years). For non-residents or non-drivers, a vessel only card is issued and must be renewed every 4 years. 

Alaska

Yes 

 

No expiration date 

American Samoa

 

 

 

Arizona

Yes 

 

Indefinately 

Arkansas

Yes 

 

Life of the individual. 

Australia

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

California

No 

 

No expiration date for boating education certificates. CA does not issue student wallet cards 

Colorado

yes 

 

no expiration 

Connecticut

Yes 

 

for life 

Delaware

Yes 

 

forever 

District of Columbia

Yes 

 

No expiration 

Florida

Yes 

 

Our Boater Education ID Cards are valid for life. We do offer a 12 month temporary certificate. 

Georgia

Yes 

 

Life 

Guam

 

 

 

Hawaii

Yes 

 

for life 

Idaho

 

 

 

Illinois

Yes  

 

Life, but only needed between 12-18 yrs old 

Indiana

Yes 

 

Lifetime 

Iowa

Yes 

 

Lifetime. 

Kansas

Yes 

 

lifetime 

Kentucky

Yes 

 

valid for life 

Louisiana

Yes 

 

life 

Maine

Yes 

 

Life 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

 

Life time 

Massachusetts

 

 

 

Michigan

Yes 

 

Lifetime 

Minnesota

Yes 

 

until person turns 18. 

Mississippi

Yes 

 

No expiration date 

Missouri

Yes 

 

Life 

Montana

Yes 

 

Forever. 

Nebraska

Yes 

 

life 

Nevada

Yes 

 

Life 

New Hampshire

Yes 

 

life time 

New Jersey

Yes 

 

No expiration 

New Mexico

Yes 

 

Life 

New York

Yes 

 

for life 

North Carolina

Yes 

 

No time limit 

North Dakota

Yes 

 

Forever unless revoked by a judge and required to retake the course. 

Northern Mariana Islands

No 

 

N/A 

Ohio

Yes 

 

Forever - they do not expire. 

Oklahoma

Yes 

 

Lifetime of student - never expire 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes  

 

lifetime 

Pennsylvania

Yes 

 

lifetime 

Puerto Rico

Yes 

 

for lifetime 

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Yes 

 

life 

South Carolina

Yes 

 

For life 

South Dakota

Yes 

 

There is no expiration date. 

Tennessee

Yes 

 

Life 

Texas

Yes  

 

one year 

Utah

Other, please specify 

Just for the PWC course 

They do not expire 

Vermont

Yes 

 

Good for life. 

Virgin Islands

 

 

 

Virginia

Yes 

 

No expiration date 

Washington

Yes 

 

Valid for life 

West Virginia

Yes 

 

Permanent 

Wisconsin

Yes 

 

Life time unless revoked 

Wyoming

Other, please specify 

They're 5X7 certificates