Official New Hampshire Boating Safety Course

Take this New Hampshire–approved course to complete your online boating safety education.

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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 Boating certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $24.50 course, and pay a $20.50 state fee.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go boating!

New Hampshire Boating Education Requirements

Anyone under 16 years of age may operate a vessel powered by a motor of more than 25 horsepower (hp) only if he or she is accompanied by a person 18 years or older who possesses a valid Safe Boating Certificate. Anyone 16 years of age or older may operate a vessel powered by a motor of more than 25 hp or a ski craft if they possess a valid Safe Boating Certificate.

New Hampshire Marine Patrol Requirements

You must be at least 15 years old to take this online course.

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

After this Course

After passing this online course, you are required to attend the Proctored Exam within 45 days to complete your boating safety certification.

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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.

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.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



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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 New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate. You can get the New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate by taking this boat safety course at Find out if you need the card.

Did you lose your card? Replace it here.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions New Hampshire Boating students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions