What is a Nevada Boater Safety Card?
The Nevada Boater Safety Card is proof that a boater has successfully passed the Nevada Boating Safety Test. All boat operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 are required to get certified to legally operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more.
Is the Nevada Boater Education Card the same as a Boating License?
The Nevada Boater Safety Card is proof of successful completion of the Nevada state-approved boater education course. The card is commonly referred to as a “boating license”. However, unlike a license the Boater Safety Card does not expire, and does not need to be renewed.
Who needs a Nevada Boater Safety Card?
Boat operators born on or after January 1, 1983 required a Nevada Boater Safety card, if they wish to operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more within the state. .
Who is exempt from having to obtain a Nevada Boater Safety Card?
- Any person operating a boat powered by a motor or less than 15 hp
- Ay person operating on a waterway that is not an interstate waterway
- Non-residents who are at least 8 years of age and meet the boater education requirements within their state of residence
What is the fine for not having a card?
Boaters caught without a Boater Safety Card in the state of Nevada may receive a fine of up to $1000.
How do I get a Nevada Boater Safety Card?
You can obtain your official Boater Safety Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:
- Take the BOATsmart! Nevada Boating Safety Course online.
- Pass the Nevada Boating Safety Test online.
- Print a Temporary Card immediately.
How do I prepare for the Nevada Boater Safety Test?
Boaters can prepare for the official Nevada Boating Safety Test with the BOATsmart! Course which includes animated, narrated and illustrated lessons designed for all ages. The 3-hour Nevada Boating Safety Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Nevada Department of Wildlife and is recognized by the US Coast Guard. The BOATsmart! Nevada Boating Safety Course includes all the knowledge you need in order to obtain your Nevada Boater Safety Card.
Will my Nevada Boater Safety Card ever expire?
No. Your Nevada Boater Safety Card is good for life. However, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the most recent boating safety regulations. Be sure to take advantage of BOATsmart!’s free refresher lessons to be sure you’re aware of the rules that apply if your state.
How do I replace my Nevada Boater Safety Card?
You can easily purchase a replacement Nevada Boater Safety Cards from BOATsmart!. Call us at 1-877-655-7778 to order, or login to your BOATsmart! Account to order online.
Do I need a Driver’s License to operate a boat in Nevada?
No. The state of Nevada does not require boaters to have a driver’s license in order to operate a boat. However, if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 you are required to obtain a Boater Safety Card if you wish to operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more on Nevada’s interstate waters.
Do I need a Boater Safety Card for all types of boats?
No. The Nevada Boater Safety Card is only required to legally operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more. Operators of boats with motors that are less than 15 hp are exempt.
How long does the Nevada Boater Safety Course take?
The state of Nevada requires that you spend a minimum of 3 hours studying the online course. The purchase of your BOATsmart! Nevada Boater Safety Course includes unlimited lifetime access.
Is my Nevada Boater Safety Card valid in other states?
Yes. The Nevada Boater Safety Card is accepted in 40 states, which extend reciprocity. This means the BOATsmart! Course meets the National Standards established by NASBLA. This law applies to operators of motorized boats, but not in all states to operators of personal watercraft (PWCs). Always check the boating laws in the state you plan to visit prior to operating a boat or PWC there.