Vessel Operator's Permit

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To obtain your Vessel Operator's Permit (VOP) complete the test by clicking on the links below. 

Once the test has been completed, complete the following steps:

If you are an SVLA Member trying to receive a VOP, send an email to with the following:

1. Your SVL address
2. A copy of your driver's license
3. State if you have obtained a VOP before
4. A copy of your member/tenant ID

If you are sponsoring a non-member to receive a VOP...

You will need to send items 1-4 to AND you will need to include steps 1-3 for the non-member as well.

Once these steps have been completed please call Public Safety at 760.245.6400 to complete the process. 

Vessel Operator's (VOP) Test Non-powered Vessel Operator's (VOP) Test  


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