New York's Official
Boating Safety Certificate

Born after May 1st, 1996? You must have a New York Boater Education Card to operate any motorized watercraft.

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New York State Approved

Boating Safety Education is required for boaters born on or after May 1, 1996 wishing to operate a boat.

A New York Boater Education Certificate (or Boater Education Card) proves that you’ve obtained the knowledge you need to safely operate a motorized watercraft on New York’s waterways. Boaters can get certified by taking the official BOATsmart! New York Boating Safety Course and Test now.

Approved By New York State Parks, Marine Services Bureau, Albany, NY 12238, 518-474-0445,

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We've been making smart boaters for more than 13 years. BOATsmart! is North America’s largest Boating Safety Course Provider. We’re proud to be America’s Official Boating Educator. Your BOATsmart! Card is accepted in more than 40 U.S. states & in Canada. We’ve got you covered!

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More than 40 U.S. States have mandatory education and boater education card requirements for operating motorized boats and PWCs. Each BOATsmart! State Approved Boating Safety Course and Boating Certification Test has been developed and approved in partnership with state agencies responsible for boating education in that state.

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