Prior to 2018, California was one of five states that didn't require a boater certification or boating license to operate a motor-driven watercraft.
Get boater certified in 3 steps. Study and pass the online course. Print your Certificate of Completion. Get your California Boater Card.
Do you operate a motorized vessel on California waterways? required to display a “Mussel Fee Paid” sticker on the hull next to the current registration sticker.