New York Boating Certificate

New York Boater Safety Course

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.




Who Needs The Card?

New York will have a new Boating Safety law coming into effect January 1, 2020.

If you were born on or after: You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:

January 1, 1993

2020

January 1, 1988

2022

January 1, 1983

2023

January 1, 1978

2024

All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025.

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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Get your New York Boater Card in
3 Easy Steps

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Visual Exam Questions
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Hundreds of
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Our New York boating course features hundreds of rich engaging boating videos and animations. That means you aren't just reading: You're watching, listening and learning.

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BOATERexam.com® is trusted by agencies across the United States to deliver the best of quality in boating safety education. Our courses consistently receive the highest level of approval from agencies and from boaters.

This official New York boating safety course is approved by New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.



New York State Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation

Albany, New York, 12238-0001
parks.ny.gov




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