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Subjects to Study - For-Hire Vessel Operator Examinations

The following subjects are suggested for study in preparation for the written examination.


The subjects covered on the examination include the following:

    • Safe Boat Operation
    • State Laws and Regulations
      • Navigation Rules
      • Vessel Operation
      • Equipment
      • Lighting
      • Waterway Marking System
      • Fore-Hire Licensing Requirements
      • Vessel Registration
      • Accident Reporting
    • Fire Prevention
    • Vessel Maintenance
    • First Aid