Is it legal in Alabama to drive a boat with only a certificate that you got once you passed?

Not a license

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Not if you are an Alabama resident.}{

    Boating Education and Operator Certification/License

    ALABAMA BOAT OPERATORS

    CERTIFICATE / LICENSE INFORMATION

    NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS MAY OPERATE ANY MOTORIZED VESSEL(INCLUDES PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, SUCH AS A SEA DOO, WAVERUNNER ETC.) ON ALABAMA'S WATERWAYS.

    CERTIFICATION / LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALABAMA RESIDENTS:

    ** Must be 12 years old or older to be eligible for a vessel operator's license, but cannot operate alone until the age of 14.

    ** Operators 12 or 13 years old, after obtaining the vessel operator's license, can only operate if there is someone 21 years old or older on board, who also has a vessel operator's license in possession, and is seated in a position to take immediate control of the vessel if necessary.

    ** Operators 14 years old or older, after obtaining the vessel operator's license, may legally operate without supervision.

    **NOTE: The operator certification/license must be in possession at time of operation.

    CERTIFICATION / LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESIDENTS:

    ** Non-residents 12 years old and older, may operate on Alabama waters up to 45 days per calendar year without having to obtain a vessel operator's license. If operating a vessel for more than 45 days per calendar year, the non-resident must get an Alabama Non-Resident Vessel Operator's License. Non-residents who have obtained a vessel certification or license from their home state, may use that in lieu of the Alabama Non-Resident Vessel Operator's License.

    HOWEVER: Non-resident vessel operators 12 or 13 years old, can only operate if there is someone 21 years old or older on board, who either has a valid vessel operator's license in possession or falls under the 45 day exemption period because of non-residency staus, and who is seated in a position to take immediate control of the vessel if necessary.

    ** Non-residents 14 years old or older, may legally operate without supervision.

    How to Obtain Boat Operators Certification/License:

    1. Applicant must go to Department of Public Safety Driver’s License Examining Office in county of residence.

    2. Make application and pay appropriate fee ($5.00).

    3. Answer medical questions.

    4. Successfully complete written/oral exam, or show proof of exemption (boating course certificate of completion or age exemption) .

    5. Take proper form to Probate or License Commissioners office to have the “V” class placed on driver’s license

    Proof of Age: All minors must furnish a certified copy of their birth certificate, their original social security card, and a certified statement from the superintendent of the school which the person attends containing name, date of birth and address.

    Cost of Certification: A one time application fee of $5.00 (five dollars) cash will be charged. There will be a $23.00 (twenty-three dollars) issuance fee for the license.

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  • 9 years ago

    No. You need to get the boating designation on your license. The temporary certificate is not sufficient.

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  • 3 years ago

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