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Safe Boating Program

The Department of Safety’s Marine Patrol is responsible for the safety education of New Hampshire boaters. The Boat New Hampshire safe boating program is nationally recognized and approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Many insurance companies offer a discount for successful completion.

Boating safety certification is now required by law for many New Hampshire boaters. You have two ways to obtain certification with Boat New Hampshire Safe Boating Program

  1. In a classroom...
    Share the learning experience with other boaters and a qualified instructor. Call the Marine Patrol Bureau Boating Education Program. Call 1-888-254-2125 or 603-267-7256
    or visit
  2. Over the Internet...
    Learn what you need to be a safe boat operator online! The complete study course with exciting visuals awaits you on the Internet. Successfully complete the online exam, and you will be eligible to take the final proctored exam required by New Hampshire law.
    Start today at