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-NOTICE-

***EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE ONLINE BOATING EDUCATION COURSE AND PASSED THE END OF COURSE EXAM, ARE ONCE AGAIN REQUIRED TO PASS THE IN-PERSON PROCTORED EXAM REQUIREMENT.***

On June 11, 2021, the NH State of Emergency related to the COVID 19 pandemic ended. As a result, the emergency order related to on-line boating education courses expired. Please continue to explore this page for more information on New Hampshire’s boating education opportunities.

 

CLASSROOM COURSES NOW AVAILABLE

The State Police Marine Patrol Unit’s Boater Education Program is pleased to announce the availability of in-person classroom courses. If you, or someone you know has been waiting to attend a New Hampshire boating safety classroom course, please search the classroom schedule below. NH’s lifetime boating education certificate is again being offered after successful completion of the classroom course.

Be sure to check the schedule often if you prefer a specific location. More options will be offered as additional facilities become available.

Mandatory Boating Education

New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate.

New Hampshire accepts the following boating education certificates:

  1. A boating certificate issued by another State agency and NASBLA approved.
  2. A boating certificate issued by the US Power Squadron.
  3. A boating certificate issued by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  4. An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the US Coast Guard.
  5. An unexpired commercial boating license issued by the State of New Hampshire.

If you wish to operate a motorboat on New Hampshire waters and you do not have any of the above certificates, please sign up for one of our classroom courses listed below. The State proctored examination is included with the classroom course and is given during the last hour of the class.

Boating Education Course Schedule and Registration

   
 
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