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Boater Safety Course
 

Boater Safety Course 
 
Who needs a boating safety certificate?
Motorboats Under a new law, known as Brianna's Law, all motor boat operators:
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
  • All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.
 
Personal Watercraft
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki, Wave Runner, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.
 
List of Boater Safety in classroom courses by county and date
List of online classes
More Details about NY Boating Safety Education can be found at the NY Parks and Recreation Website.