Official New York Interactive Boating Safety Course
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Get your boating certificate in 3 easy steps.
Play and pass the $49.50 interactive course
Print your temporary certificate*
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 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.
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
To legally operate a vessel on New York waterways, you must have boater education if you meet the following requirements: Persons at least 14 years old who operate a PWC in New York. Persons at least 10 years old and born after April 30, 1996, who are unaccompanied and operate 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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