Official State Approved Nevada Boating License
Do you need a Nevada Boater Education Card? Any person born on or after January 1st, 1983 must a Nevada Boater Education Card in order to legally operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more.
– Jesse L, Henderson, NV
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Our animated and narrated Boating Safety Course is perfect for all ages. Study from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. BOATsmart! automatically tracks your progress so you can study at your own pace.
Take the Nevada Boater Education Card Test online
Take the official Nevada Boating Safety test online. Consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, the final test is open book. BOATsmart! includes free unlimited retries so you’re guaranteed to pass.
Print your Temporary Card immediately
Print your Temporary Card immediately after passing the final test. BOATsmart! will mail your permanent card within 4 weeks.
The Nevada Boater Education Card is proof that a boater has successfully passed the GeorgiaBoating 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.
The Nevada Boater Education 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 Education Card does not expire, and does not need to be renewed.
Boat operators born on or after January 1, 1983 required a Nevada Boater Education card, if they wish to operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more within the state. .
Boaters caught without a Boater Education Card in the state of Nevada may receive a fine of up to $1000.
You can obtain your official Boater Education Card from BOATsmart! in three steps:
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 Education Card.
No. Your Nevada Boater Education 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.
You can easily purchase a replacement Nevada Boater Education Cards from BOATsmart!. Call us at 1-877-655-7778 to order, or login to your BOATsmart! Account to order online.
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 Education Card if you wish to operate a boat powered by a motor of 15 hp or more on Nevada’s interstate waters.
No. The Nevada Boater Education 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.
The state of Nevada requires that you spend a minimum of 3 hours studying the online course. The purchase of your BOATsmart! Nevada Boater Education Course includes unlimited lifetime access.
Yes. The Nevada Boater Education 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.
BOATsmart!® is North America’s Boating Educator, approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard. We’ve been delivering award-winning online boating courses since 2003 and have certified more than 650,000 boaters. BOATsmart! is accredited and approved by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, to deliver the official Nevada Boater Education Course and Boating Safety Test.
The official BOATsmart! Nevada Boating Safety Course is approved by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the US Coast Guard.
BOATsmart! has provided online boating safety education across North America since 2013. Our courses are designed and developed by real boaters, subject matter experts and instructional design educators. We’ve certified more than 650,000 boaters online and are proud to be the choice of boaters from coast-to-coast.