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Official New Hampshire Boating Safety Course

Take this New Hampshire–approved course to complete your online boating safety education. is a delegated provider for the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

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Do you need New Hampshire Boating education?

You need education if you are at least 16 years old and will be operating a motorboat over 25 hp or a ski craft in New Hampshire.

Get boater certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $32.00 course, and pay a $17.95 state fee.

  2. Print your Proctored Exam Voucher.

  3. Complete your Proctored Exam.

Do you need a Boating License in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire law requires all PWC or boat operators who are 16 years old and operating a motorboat over 25 hp to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card.

New Hampshire Marine Patrol Requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of New Hampshire to take this online course.


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What to Expect From Boat Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.

Watch this 54-second sample to see how we put you in the driver’s seat.

Comprehensive Instruction in New Hampshire Boating Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by New Hampshire. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

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New Hampshire Approved

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New Hampshire Marine Patrol
31 Dock Road Gilford, NH 03249

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

Is it the Boating safety license?

Boating safety education certification is not the same thing as a Boating license. What you really need is the Safe Boating Certificate. You can get the Safe Boating Certificate by taking this boat safety course at Find out if you need the card.

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New Hampshire Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the New Hampshire Boat Ed Course cost?

The New Hampshire Boat Ed Course fee is $32.00. You will also pay a $17.95 New Hampshire Marine Patrol fee.

Taking the Course

Are there any age or operator restrictions for boating in New Hampshire?

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. All pay-up-front courses are available for 90 days from time of registration and payment.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 16 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the New Hampshire Boat Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of New Hampshire to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the New Hampshire Boat Ed Course approved by the New Hampshire Marine Patrol?

The New Hampshire Boat Ed Course is approved and accepted by the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

Is my New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate accepted elsewhere?

For visiting boaters, all states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements and Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Cards that meet Transport Canada’s requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 70% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Online Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online New Hampshire Boat Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass and pay for the online course, you will be able to immediately print out the Proctored Exam Voucher. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Proctored Exam Voucher right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you. This certificate EXPIRES 365 days after course completion.

What is the permanent New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate?

The Safe Boating Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Safe Boating Certificate will arrive within 2–3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Safe Boating Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Safe Boating Certificate, go to

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