Boating Laws and Regulations

Arkansas Boating Regulations

The Arkansas Boater Education Card (also referred to as the Arkansas boating license) is proof that a boater has taken and passed an approved boater education course. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission currently has a mandatory boater education requirement requiring all boaters born on or after January 1, 1986 to have the Arkansas boating license on board when the vessel is underway to satisfy the Arkansas boating regulations.

Many boating fatalities occur because boaters are not educated about boating safety.The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission believe that an educated boater is a safer boater.

Education Requirements

Boater Education is required for all persons born on or after January 1, 1986 who operate a powered watercraft on Arkansas waters.