An Educated Boater is a Safer Boater!

America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition – Details

America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition (ABC3) is certified by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Laws Administrators), and covers both Federal and FL State boating regulations.  The course is taught over a 2-day weekend by experienced volunteer instructors who are members of America’s Boating Club of Martin County (St. Lucie River Power Squadron).

Individuals completing the course earn the Florida Boating Safety ID Card. Temporary ID cards are issued by the instructor upon completion of the course and final exam.  Permanent plastic ID cards are mailed a couple weeks later by the State of Florida.

2 Easy Options available for the course:

  • ABC3 Course w/ Student Manual ($60/person)
  • ABC3 Course – No Manual ($30/person)

The ABC3 course with Student Manual includes a 270 page color-illustrated manual. The No Manual option is designed for additional family members sharing a manual. The course content is the same for both options.

To sign-up for a course, visit our Registration page.

The ABC3 course is open to the general public and anyone with an interest in safe boating. You do not need to be a member of America’s Boating Club of Martin County to take this course.

If you would like more information about boating safety courses or other courses & seminars we offer, please enter your name, email, and phone in the form below and click Submit.

For specific questions about courses, please contact our Squadron Education Officer: Paul Vallier at 772-678-2468 or send email to

Classes are held at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center (Classroom #38), 1300 SE 10th St., Stuart, FL. 34996. Heading East on 10th St., make a right turn at the 4th entrance just past the church.  Look for a grey painted building.  Classroom #38 is on the west (right) side of the building.