At GetMyBoat, safety is one of our top priorities. It's crucial for both renters and boat captains to have the appropriate training and licensing to safely operate their watercraft of choice in the locations they choose to boat in. Even for experienced boaters, taking time to earn new safety certifications and complete additional training will help to hone your skills on the water and could prevent an accident in the future.

Through our partnerships with US Captain’s Training and Georgian College, you will have the opportunity to earn your captain's license and improve upon your skillset as a boater. Upon completion of these courses/certifications, our captains and owners will be able to enjoy the water responsibly and feel more confident and comfortable in their boating abilities. Whether you are new to boating or a seasoned mariner you can find accredited courses that will be beneficial to you and your maritime career.

US Captain's Training

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Are you looking to earn your captain’s license or expand your boat operation and navigation knowledge?

Through our partnership with US Captain Training, all GetMyBoat owners located in the United States can receive special discounts on USCG-certified courses offered online. After completing the course and passing the final examination along with other sea service requirements, you will earn a six-pack captain’s license. This allows you to take up to six paying passengers up to 100 miles offshore on a vessel up to 100 GRT.

GetMyBoat captains and owners will receive a 10% discount when they enroll in this course. When registering for the OUPV Captain’s License course, use promo code GETMYLICENSE. Click here to register!

Marine Training Courses Through Georgian College

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Whether you’re looking to earn your captain’s license, sharpen up your skills, or expand your training, Georgian College offers resources and accredited classes for boaters of all skill levels. Marine training courses are developed and taught by instructors with extensive industry experience, so you can be sure you’re receiving the finest quality education. Georgian College offers relevant courses such as marine first aid & CPR, navigation, small commercial boating, radio communications, and so much more.

Click here to view the marine training courses available at the college.

An added benefit is that online curriculums are offered for many of their courses. GetMyBoat captains and owners can receive a 15% discount on the SVOP course. To register for the course and access this discount, please send an email to cmtr@georgiancollege.ca

If you're not looking to earn a captain's license or operate commercially, but want to take boating safety classes recognized in your state, check out our article on Boating Laws and Regulations by State.