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Official New Hampshire
Boater Safety Course

The fastest way to get your boating license—no timers!

You need boating education in New Hampshire if you are at least 16 years old and will be operating a vessel powered by a motor of more than 25 hp or a ski craft.

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Get Your New Hampshire Boating License in 3 Easy Steps.

1
Play and pass the $40.00 interactive course.

Learn and test your boating knowledge while you venture through this fun, interactive course. Once you successfully guide your group to safety, you may take the final exam. You have multiple attempts to pass the final exam.


2
Print your certificate.

The boater education certificate proves that you completed an approved boater safety course. Your permanent New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate will arrive 2-3 weeks after successfully completing this course.


3
Go boating!

Your New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate is recognized in all U.S. states and Canada.


Why Take This Course?

Other Courses
New Hampshire–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam
New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate

The New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate

The New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate (often referred to as "New Hampshire boating License" or "New Hampshire Boater Education Card") is proof that you have successfully completed all state-mandated boater education requirements.

Vessel operators who are required to have a New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate must carry their card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by enforcement officers.


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The Only Approved Interactive Boater Safety Course in New Hampshire

This interactive course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by NASBLA as well as meets the requirements of the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

Official course provider approved by:

New Hampshire Marine Patrol
31 Dock Road
Gilford, NH 03249
603-293-2037

Get Started

Start your interactive Boater Safety Course now and get your boating license 2–3 times faster than other courses.

The Only Gamified Interactive Course


New Hampshire-Approved Boater Safety Education

Our interactive boater safety course satisfies all boater education requirements established by NASBLA and the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

No Minimum Time Requirements

Students complete our interactive courses faster than our traditional courses. Why? There are no timers—ever!

Complete the Course in Under 3 Hours

Instruction that engages the brain using both words and images has been shown to significantly increase student retention and comprehension. When you combine interactive learning with no minimum time requirement, it’s easy to understand why many of our students complete their boater education in under 3 hours!


New Hampshire Boater Safety Education

Real-Life Situations

Make choices for your character that will earn you awards and allow you to move through levels by applying what you’ve learned about boater safety throughout the challenges.

Role-Playing Simulations

We made sure to include plenty of mini-games and realistic simulations to keep you engaged along the way. Earn achievement badges as you master trip planning, emergency preparation and safety operations. Crack all of the levels, and you will be awarded your boating education certificate.

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New Hampshire Boating Laws and Regulations

New Hampshire law requires boater education for all boaters at least 16 years old who operate a vessel powered by a motor of more than 25 horsepower or a ski craft.


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New Hampshire Age and Operator Restrictions

  • A person under the age of 16 years may operate a vessel powered by a motor of more than 25 horsepower (other than a ski craft) only if they are accompanied by a person 18 years or older who has a valid New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate.
  • A New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate is not needed if the vessel is powered by a motor of 25 horsepower or less.

Exemptions to New Hampshire Boater Education Requirements

Operators are exempt from needing to get their New Hampshire boating license if they have:

  • A boating certificate issued by, or on behalf of, another state agency and is NASBLA approved.
  • A boating certificate issued by the U.S. Power Squadrons
  • A boating certificate issued by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the U.S Coast Guard
  • An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the state of New Hampshire
  • A certificate issued in Canada that has been approved by Transport Canada

Customer Service

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real I Learn To Boat experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free

or

214-351-0461