Official New York Boating Safety Course

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New York State Law: You need boating education in New York if you are at least 14 years old operating a PWC—and also anyone born after April 30, 1996, operating another type of vessel.

Get Your Boating Certificate in 3 Easy Steps.

  1. Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course

  2. Print your temporary certificate*

  3. Get ready to go boating!

    *You will receive your lifetime New York State Boating Safety Certificate within 3-4 weeks.

Why Take This Course?

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New York–Approved boater education
No minimum time requirements
Complete the course in under 3 hours
Real-life situations
Role-playing simulations
Final exam

A Boat Education Course Unlike Any Other!

 

Challenging & Fun Learning Activities

Play, explore, and learn
Careful: Avoid 3 strikes to level up
Learn by doing
Meet New York requirements
Experience realistic simulations
Go at your own pace

Go on a Boating Adventure

Earn Achievements and “Level Up”

Show what you know
Get rewarded for success
Crack all the levels
Earn achievement badges
Use the study guide to prepare
Earn your boating certificate

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New York State Parks–Approved Boating Safety Course

The New York Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved and accepted by the New York State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard.

NASBLA–Approved

The New York Interactive Boat Safety Course is approved by the NASBLA. NASBLA is a national non-profit organization that develops and maintains set standards for boating education in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

New York Boating Laws and Regulations

Operation

To legally operate a vessel on New York waterways, you must have boater education if you meet the following requirements:you are at least 14 years old operating a PWC—and also anyone born after April 30, 1996, operating another type of vessel.

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

Age and Operator Restrictions

A person at least 10 years old and born on or after May 1, 1996, may operate a recreational boat (other than a PWC) only if he or she:

  • Has passed a boating safety course approved by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and carries the New York State Boating Safety Certificate on board or…
  • Is accompanied on board by a person 18 years of age or older who either has a New York State Boating Safety Certificate on board or is not required to have a certificate.

A person at least 14 years old may operate a PWC only if he or she:

  • Has passed a boating safety course approved by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and…
  • Carries the New York State Boating Safety Certificate on board the PWC or is accompanied on board the PWC by a person 18 years of age or older who holds a New York State Boating Safety Certificate.

No person under the age of 14 may operate a PWC.

New York State Parks Adventure License Program

After successfully completing this course, you can choose to have your certification noted, as an anchor icon, on your NY driver’s license or other identification document issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The advantage is that you will no longer need to carry your boating safety certificate with you when boating, as long as you have your driver’s license with you. For more information, go to New York’s Adventure License webpage.

Do I Need a Boating Card or a Boating License?

New York requires that you get your New York State Boating Safety Certificate. The card does not expire and does not need to be renewed. It also fulfills all state requirements.

The New York State Boating Safety Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The New York State Boating Safety Certificate will arrive within 3-4 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

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