How to get certified in Nebraska:


Take an approved classroom course

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Do you need your Nebraska Safe Boating Certificate?

Nebraska law requires any motorboat operator (including personal watercraft) born after December 31, 1985, complete a Boating Safety Course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat. You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat (including personal watercraft) in Nebraska.

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