Here are some of our most commonly asked questions.
The NY Boater certificate shows that its holder has successfully taken an approved boating safety course and passed the corresponding exam.
In NY it is called the New York Boaters Certificate.
Mandatory education the law and is required by the state. The New York Boater Certificate Program also promotes boating safety on our waterways.
As of the dates below, all operators of a motorized vessels n New York State waters are required to carry a boater safety certificate: If you were born on or after (see below dates) you will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in: – January 1, 1988 (by 2022) – January 1, 1983 (by 2023) – January 1, 1978 (by 2024) All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025
Approved online courses run a minimum of three hours to complete.
To replace your permanent Boaters Safety Certificate please contact us to arrange for delivery of a new certificate, there will be a small fee for this service.