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