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Course Outline

Any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boating education course approved by the DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel, including a personal watercraft (PWC), on Georgia state waters.

A person is exempt from the mandatory education requirement if he or she:

  • Is licensed by the USCG as a master of a vessel or…
  • Operates on a private lake or pond or…
  • Is a non-resident who has proof that he or she has completed a NASBLA–approved boating education course or equivalency examination in another state.
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