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Boating Education Program
Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • How do I order my permanent boating education card?
    Complete the Card Payment Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, forward it along with the requested documentation, and fee to the address provided on the form.
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  • How do I get a permanent boating education card replacement?
    Complete the Replacement Card Payment Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, forward it along with the requested documentation and fee to the address provided on the form.
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  • When do I need my boating education certificate?
    RSA 270, Boating education law.
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  • At what age are children required to wear life jackets?
    All children 12 years old and younger must wear a life jacket when being transported in a boat. It is recommended everyone wear a life jacket.
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  • Is it legal to have alcohol aboard a vessel?
    Although it is legal to have alcohol aboard a vessel, operators found to be impaired to any degree will be arrested for boating while intoxicated. In addition, check with the local town where you will be boating for any ordinances prohibiting alcohol in public places.
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  • How do you know the capacity limit of your boat?
    On most boats, the capacity for the boat (weight limit and number of persons) is listed on a plate located near the helm (operator's area).
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  • Where can I get a temporary boating education certificate?
    They are available at a variety of locations throughout the State.
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