Virginia Boating License Schedule

  1. PWC operators between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2009, operators ages 14 or 15 may operate a PWC if they have successfully completed an approved boating education safety course;
  2. PWC operators 35 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2010;
  3. PWC operators 50 years of age or younger and motorboat operators 20 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2011;
  4. All PWC operators, regardless of age, and motorboat operators 30 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2012;
  5. Motorboat operators 40 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2013;
  6. Motorboat operators 45 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2014;
  7. Motorboat operators 50 years of age or younger shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2015;
  8. All motorboat operators,regardless of age,shall meet the requirements by July 1, 2016.