Who needs the NYS Boater Education Course?
All boaters born on or after May 1st, 1996 are required to successfully complete an approved boater education course in order to operate a motorboat.
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Education is mandatory for all personal watercraft (PWC) operators. All personal watercraft operators must successfully complete an approved boating safety course before they can operate a PWC on any waters of New York. All PWC operators must be a minimum of 14 years old - no one under the age of 14 may operate a PWC.
New York will have a new Boating Safety law coming into effect January 1, 2020.
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Students must be at least 10 years old to take the New York boating safety course. Persons under the age of 10 are not allowed to operate a boat alone.
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Albany, New York, 12238-0001
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